Announcing the Recipients of the 2019 Rescuing Texas History Award!

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Congratulations to our awardees of the 2019 cycle of the Rescuing Texas History program! In May 2019, The Portal to Texas History announced the latest call for applications to our Rescuing Texas History program, in two tracks: for newspaper and non-newspaper applications. This program is intended to offer up to $1,000 worth of digitization services… Read more »

Take a Ride on the Katy Flyer! (Part I)

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The Missouri-Kansas-Texas passenger train, called the “Katy train,” the “Katy Flyer” or the “Texas Special,” first crossed the Red River from Oklahoma to Texas in 1872. After this crossing, the city of Denison was established on September 23, 1872, according to Folklore in Motion. The Katy train is mentioned frequently in the Texas Digital Newspaper… Read more »