The Texas Monthly Terquasquicentennial Blog

Apr 02

Tiguas build first Spanish mission in Texas

Tiguas build first Spanish mission in Texas

Apr 01

Luis Jimenez works in father’s neon sign shop

Luis Jimenez works in father’s neon sign shop

Bracero workers cross International Bridge

Bracero workers cross International Bridge

Cave painters leave their marks

Cave painters leave their marks

First rodeo in the country is held

First rodeo in the country is held

Buss Bissinger arrives in Odessa with notepad

Buss Bissinger arrives in Odessa with notepad

Bob Wills rides 40 miles on horseback to hear Bessie Smith

Bob Wills rides 40 miles on horseback to hear Bessie Smith

Wyatt Earp meets Doc Holliday

Wyatt Earp meets Doc Holliday

Gregorio Cortez is buried

Gregorio Cortez is buried

T & P Depot is built

T & P Depot is built

Hunters kill bison the old-fashioned way

Hunters kill bison the old-fashioned way

Mar 31

Kerrville folk festival is born

Kerrville folk festival is born

Comanche massacre the Spanish

Comanche massacre the Spanish

Ernest Tubb works as a DJ for KGKL

Ernest Tubb works as a DJ for KGKL

The old Borunda Cafe opens

The old Borunda Cafe opens