Bon Jour, Professor!

I’ve walked through the seven cemeteries on Broadway in Galveston countless times, photographing, doing research, assisting in restoration, and simply enjoying the history. So I was very surprised this week to find a grave marker that I haven’t taken notice of before. May is my favorite time to take photos there, because the city allows … Continue reading Bon Jour, Professor!

Happy San Jacinto Day!

Oscar Farish was born on December 18, 1812, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and emigrated to Texas in October, 1835 to pursue his profession of land surveyor. He joined Captain McIntyre’s Company of Col. Sidney Sherman’s Regiment, and participated in the Battle San Jacinto. He was one of the last surviving veterans. In 1837 he was elected engrossing clerk … Continue reading Happy San Jacinto Day!

Showmen’s Rest – Part 1: Even Their Final Resting Place is Entertaining

Mount Olivet Cemetery Hugo, Oklahoma Recently I was thrilled to be able to visit one of the famous cemeteries on my “visit one day” list: the Showman’s Rest section of Mount Olivet in Hugo, Oklahoma. Hugo has been the winter home of traveling circuses since the 1930’s and the retirement place of many performers and others … Continue reading Showmen’s Rest – Part 1: Even Their Final Resting Place is Entertaining