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Riding the Rails Through the History of Texarkana [VIDEO]

It was the railroads that built Texarkana. This is a great little documentary on how both Texarkana's came to be... watch.

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Texarkana Ghost Walks – One of Downtown’s Most Gruesome Stories

When I began volunteering to lead some historic walks thru Downtown Texarkana and sharing some haunted history, I was a skeptic. Now, will share some info that has gotten be to believe.

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Jeff Easterling
Jeff Easterling
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Texarkana Zoo Vandalized on This Day Back in 1963 [PHOTOS]

On this day back in the day, February 11, 1963 the Texarkana Zoo that was once inside Spring Lake Park was vandalized with animals killed and some set free. We take a look back with a couple of photos.

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Dalby Springs Cemetery
Dalby Springs Cemetery (Photo by Jathan Fink, Townsquare Media)
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Tales from the Grave – Unraveling Mysteries of the Dead at Dalby Springs Cemetery

Like many of the towns we’ve visited on our Small Town Tour, Dalby Springs is rich in history. But some of its story is related by an unexpected source.

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The Dalby Springs well as it exists today.
The Dalby Springs well as it exists today. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Townsquare Media)
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The Origin of Dalby Springs

American History courses usually cover states and events in broad strokes, hitting only the highlights. But much of our nation’s history is born in little towns by “average” folks most of us have never heard of. When we dig a little deeper though, we quickly discover there is nothing average about those who came before us.

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Dalby Springs United Methodist Church
Dalby Springs United Methodist Church was built in 1888. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Townsquare Media)
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Faith Runs Deep at Dalby Springs

As I’ve traveled across the Ark-La-Tex, it is increasingly evident how important religion and God are in the lives of local residents. This is also true in a little community called Dalby Springs, just 11 miles south of Dekalb on the western side of Bowie County.

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Warren Hooks
Drawing of Warren Hooks (Courtesy Hooks Public Library)
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7 Things You Never Knew About the Hooks Family Tree

Historical facts frequently get lost over time. But thanks to the extensive records kept at the genealogy section of the Hooks Public Library, I discovered some fascinating facts about the Hooks family tree and the small town’s humble beginnings.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About New Boston

Perhaps you think there isn’t much to know about New Boston. After all, it’s a small town only a short drive from Texarkana which you’ve likely driven past on I-30 countless times as you headed toward the thriving metropolis of Dallas. But amazingly en

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Titanic Departing South Hampton on April 10th, 1912.
Titanic Departing South Hampton on April 10th, 1912.
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All Aboard! The Titanic Anniversary Cruise…

April 15th, 2012 marks the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and a British travel company has teamed up with British Cruise Line to off Titanic enthusiasts the opportunity of a lifetime.

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On This Day in 1969 Man Walked on The Moon [VIDEO]

Today marks the 42nd anniversary of when man first walked on the moon.
Just imagine yourself back in 1969 and being glued to the T.V. watching Neil Armstrong and hearing him say "One small step for man, a giant leap for mankind."

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