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| | Chronicles of the Big Bend Back in Print!
Chronicles of the Big Bend: A Photographic Memoir of Life on the Border by W. D. Smithers is now back in print in paperback.
It features more than 100 photographs and first-hand accounts of the region and its people, collected over several decades.
| | Great Review for San Jacinto App
| |Kirkus Reviews
lauds San Jacinto
, the enhanced eBook app, as "an accessible, well-illustrated study of one of the great turning points in American history." The app provides multiple viewpoints of "one of the most decisive battles of the world." With maps, panoramas, images, and links to the Handbook of Texas Online
, the app tells a fuller story of the Battle of San Jacinto and the San Jacinto Monument.
Developed in partnership with JoSara MeDia, the San Jacinto app
's rich digital content includes:
- The Battle of San Jacinto by James W. Pohl, provided in an enhanced edition with links, color photos, and more.
- Panoramic views from points on the battlefield, that can be rotated and zoomed to get a feel for what the combatants saw.
- "Mapping San Jacinto" by Jeffrey D. Dunn from the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, uses historical maps "as tools in helping to delineate the boundaries of the battleground and identify significant landscape features deemed important in influencing the outcome of the battle."
- Highlighted links within each section to articles in the Handbook of Texas Online, for deeper research.
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| | Memorial Day, May 27
Fly Old Glory to Remember and Give Thanks
Memorial Day, on May 27 this year, is a day of remembering the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces
. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War
to commemorate the Union
soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day came to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service.
Many visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Numerous volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries
. Across the nation, American flags fly to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
TSHA Offices will be closed on May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.