Monthly Archives: July 2014

John Thomas Harrington: Waco Physician, Family Man, and More

If you needed a doctor in early twentieth century Waco, chances are that you might have called Dr. Harrington. Learn more about John T. Harrington in our latest blog post, contributed by Becca Reynolds, a guest blogger from Baylor’s Museum Studies program. Continue reading

Posted in Baylor College of Medicine, Baylor University, Historic Waco, John T. Harrington, McLennan County Medical Association, Texas physicians | 6 Comments

Print Peeks: Kendall's Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition-A Firsthand Account of a Trip Gone Awry

Did you know that some early Texans argued that Santa Fe was on the Texas side of the Rio Grande and therefore a part of Texas? (It certainly didn’t hurt that Santa Fe was a major trade hub.) Learn more about the ill-fated Texan Santa Fe Expedition in our latest Print Peeks. Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, George Wilkins Kendall, New Mexico, Print Peeks, rare books, Republic of Texas, Texan Santa Fe Expedition | 1 Comment

A Disastrous Season in Waco: The Liberty Building Explosion, Fall 1936

Most Wacoans know about the 1953 tornado, but the Liberty Building explosion at Sixth and Austin Avenue in 1936 is not such a familiar event. A scrapbook in the Acree family papers tells the story–learn more about this disaster and see photos of the aftermath in our latest blog post and Flickr set. Continue reading

Posted in Austin Avenue, gas leak explosion, Goldstein-Migel, Historic Waco, Liberty Building, Pipkin Drug Store, Sleeper Boynton and Kendall law office, Waco, Walgreens, Warren Moore | 3 Comments

Texas over Time: Baylor Female Building at Independence

One of the more memorable parts of Baylor Line Camp is walking through the columns at Independence and officially joining the Baylor Line. But of course, the columns used to be part of a building–learn more about their history in this month’s Texas over Time. Continue reading

Posted in Baylor at Independence, Baylor Female College, Baylor Line Camp, Baylor University, Independence, Texas historic buildings, Texas over Time, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Washington County Texas | Leave a comment