Texans by choice, Texas Tales gives a transplant’s perspective on their new home state.
Tales about a husband and wife duo who moved from rural Pennsylvania, (population 3,300) to Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States.
Follow along as we get to know our new home, and figure out for ourselves if everything really is bigger in Texas!
Texian Market Days is a large living history event that takes place at George Ranch Historical Park, which is about 30 minutes south of Houston. The park follows four generations of a family through 100 years of Texan history, starting with an 1830’s farm, an 1860s home, a 1920’s Victorian home and a 1930’s cattle ranch. Each area had reenactors and demonstrations.
This was one of the first events that I wanted to go to, but was disappointed because of my original work schedule having mid-week days off. Two years later, I finally got to go.
The 1830’s area had Texian (residents of Mexican Texas and, later, the Republic of Texas) and Mexican reenactors. I got to watch some demonstrations of cotton batting, a cannon firing (they did it so differently than what I was used to!) corn husk doll making, and learned about some animal furs. There was a…
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