Photo Gallery « back to albumHistorical Aboriginal metate holes in limestone by the Rio Grande at Big Bend National Park, Texasadobe ruins near the Rio Grande at Big Bend National Park, Texas, JulyHistoric Amity Church and cemetary near Englehard, North Carolina, being prepared for a fresh coat of paintArcher County Courthouse, Archer City, TexasInn at Bath Creek, bed & breakfast, historic Bath, North Carolina. Excellent accommodations and food provided with warm hospitality. Located in the heart of Bath's historic waterfront district.Bode Island Lighthouse National Historic Site near Nagshead, North CarolinaBodie Island Lighthouse National Historic Site, Nags Head, North CarolinaCape Hatteras Lighthouse and light keepers quarters, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina; National Historic SiteCommander's Quarters at historic Fort McKavett, west of Menard, TexasCommanding Officer's Quarters, Ft. McKavitt, texasConcho County Courthouse in Paint Rock, Texas, SeptemberCostumes of the Americas Museum in Brownsville, Texas is packed with the color and history of dress from throughout the Americas.Colorful costumes protected behind protective cases of glass, manicans were the costumes of that are part of the history and culture of the Americas. This photo shows the traditional Charro costume worn in Mexico and s. Texas in areas where ranching and rodeo were practiced.At the Costumes of the Americas Museum, one will find many colorful examples of appareal for weddings, funerals, fiestas, etc. worn by people of various regions of Mexico and beyond.U.S. flag and cow dog guard the entry way to an old log barn near Jasper, Arkansas, Ozark Mountains, autumnFort Davis, Texas at sunriseFort Lancaster ruins southwest of Ozona, TexasFort Lancaster, Texas and star trailsBrick arches on the buildings of historic Fort Brown in Brownsville, Texas. Fort Brown is now part of the University of Texas-Brownsville.Porch with brick arches on the Administration building at historic Fort Brown in Brownsville, Texas. Fort Brown is now part of the University of Texas-Brownsville.Brick arches on the Texas Southmost College administration building at historic Fort Brown in Brownsville, Texas. Fort Brown is now part of the University of Texas-Brownsville and Texas Southmost College.Brick arches on the buildings of historic Fort Brown in Brownsville, Texas. Fort Brown is now part of the University of Texas-Brownsville/Texas Southmost College.Fort Davis National Historic Site, west Texas, operated by National Park Service, one of the most westerly outposts for frontier protection in the 1800's, near the present town of Fort Davis, Texas in Davis Mountains, autumnruins of soldiers quarters at Fort Lancaster, Texas east of the Pecos and southwest of Ozona.The renovated Hidalgo Pumphouse, now a museum, is lighted along with about 50 trees spread across the landscaped grounds in December.At the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse historic site, flower gardens and butterflies are a part of the landscape.Along the paved walking path at the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse, visitors can take a break in the shade of a large kiosk with several nature photos and interpretive information.The Old Hidalgo Pumphouse walking trail crosses a small stream and a colorful butterfly habitat.A smokestack and colorful butterfly plants dominate the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse landscape.Yellow Trumpet shrub (referred to by the author) and other butterfly plants surround the historic Old Hidalgo Pumphouse.Colorful butterfly plants and a trickling creek accentuate the historic Old Hidalgo Pumphouse and smokestack.Historic bridge at Fort Griffin, Texas on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River.Historic Filling Station, Albany, Texas on the squareHistoric site, Bath, North Carolina; Palmer-Marsh House, ca. 1751Historic Barn, Buffalo National River, Ozark Mountains, Arkansas, early morning looking through Sweet Gum leaves in autumnHistoric, Bath, North Carolina. St. Thomas Episcopal Church constructed in ca. 1709, cemetary on the church grounds.Historic Stillman House on Washington Avenue, Brownsville, Texas is part of Brownsville's Heritage Trail. Built in 1850 and operated now as a museum.Begun in 1856 and finished in 1859, the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Brownsville, Texas is one of its many outstanding examples of architecture and history. Located in the downtown area, it is only a few blocks west of the University of Texas - Brownsville/Texas Southmost College and the Brownsville/Matamoros International Bridge.Old Southern Pacific Line railroad depot is now houses the Brownsville Historical Museum and is part of the city's Heritage Trail.The La Nueva Libertad building historic site in Brownsville, Texas was built by the Cueto family in 1893.Hospital at Fort Davis National Historic Site, Fort Davis, TexasHospital at historic Fort McKevett west of Menard, TexasHot Springs by the Rio Grande at Big Bend National Park, TexasMattamuskeet Lodge, Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge, Swanquarter, North CarolinaOld church near San Isidro, TexasOld church near San Isidro, TexasOld church near San Isidro, TexasOverlook at Davis Mts. State Park constructed by CCC's in 1930's.What the Mexican soldiers wore (infantry, officer and courier) at the Battle of Palo Alto. Actors participating in a re-enactment of the battle at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site near Brownsville, Texas.Mexican soldiers as they would have looked in uniform during the Battle of Palo Alto. Actors participating in the reenactment at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Landmark near Brownsville, TexasActors in U.S. Army infantry uniforms as they would have looked at the Battle of Palo Alto. The Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site near Brownsville hosted a reenactment this year.Battle of Palo Alto re-enactment near Brownsville, Texas at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site. Infantryman, Matt Reed; drummer, William Travis Franklin; bugler, Cody Joliff at attention among the yuccas and prickly pear that dotted the landscape during the battle with Mexican forces.Battle of Palo Alto re-enactment near Brownsville, Texas at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site. Infantryman, Matt Reed; drummer, William Travis Franklin; bugler, Cody Joliff at attention among the yucca and prickly pear that dotted the landscape during the real battle.Scott McMahon, riding a white horse and dressed as one of Sam Walker's Texas Rangers of the 1840's at the Palo Alto Battle re-enactment, Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site, Texas. Walker's "rangers" were among the first to have revolver pistols on the Texas frontier.Actors dressed as Mexican soldiers share the Mexican perspecitive about the Battle of Palo Alto with visitors during a reenactment at the Palo Alto National Historic Site near Brownsville, Texas.Pavilion constructed by CCC's at Palmeto State Park, Gonzalez, TexasPetroglyph at the Three Rivers Petroglyph Site near Tularosa, New Mexico.Petroglyph at Three Rivers Site, BLM, NMPort Isabel Lighthouse, Port Isabel, Texas at sunrise with 3/4 moonPrairie Mountain School House, Texas state historic site, with spring wildflowers including bluebonnets. Located north of Fredericksburg, Texas.Prairie Mountain School House, Texas state historic site, with old mesquite tree and spring wildflowers including bluebonnets. Located north of Fredericksburg, Texas.Prairie Mountain School House, Texas state historic site, with old mesquite tree and spring wildflowers including bluebonnets. Located north of Fredericksburg, Texas.Rock shelter and meeting area at Palmetto State Park near Gonzalez, TexasFull moon rising behing Our Lady of Refuge Parish Church on the historic Roma Plaza. The Roma Bluffs World Birding Center is on the south side of the plaza in another histoic building.A full moon rising next the historic steeple of Our Lady of Refuge Parish Church on the north end of the Roma plaza. The historic M. Guerra Store is left on the north side of the plaza.Full moon rising on the historic Roma Plaza in early evening. The historic Guerra Store (left) sits across the plaza from the Roma World Birding Center. It was partially restored in recent years to preserve the city's unique architecture. At the far end of the plaza rises the original steeple of Our Lady of Refuge Parish Church constructed in the 1850s.Cottonwood tree and park bench on the Roma plaza in early evening. A sandstone historic building on the west side of the plaza awaits restoration.San Jose Mission arches in San Antonio, Texas historic site.San Jose Mission on the historic Missions Trail in San Antonio, Texas.Shelter at Palmetto State Park near Gonzales, TexasTerlingua, Texas ghost town cemetery and full moonThrockmorton County, Texas courthouse and war memorial in Throckmorton.