Civil War Repercussions in Fort Bend County

A LITTLE PIECE OF HISTORY  | By Joan Frances | Images from Fort Bend County Texas – When settlers came to Fort Bend County, they had the benefit of mild winters, copious acres of fertile soil, ample water and abundant wildlife. By 1850, there were 109 farms with a total of 10,892 acres of land to...

Fort Bend County: A Fusion of Culture and Traditions

A LITTLE PIECE OF HISTORY | By Joan Frances – When settlers came to live along the Brazos River in Fort Bend County in the early 1820s, the 300 families who received land grants from the Spanish Government had one thing in common: They were all a part of the Anglo-American colonization of Texas. This...

Tatonka: The Spirit Animal of Fort Bend County

A LITTLE PIECE OF HISTORY |  By Joan Frances – Imagine life 200 years ago. You are standing on a mountain, discerning the vast acres of land before you. The breeze caresses your face, and the sun warms the earth. The spaciousness is a sight to see – so peaceful and quiet, just the wind and free...

The Legacy, The Legend, The Texas Cowboy

A LITTLE PIECE OF HISTORY | By Joan Frances – The word “cowboy” conjures up the image of a strong, burley, unshaven cattle rustler chewing tobacco and wearing a wide-brimmed hat and chaps. His home is outdoors next to a roaring fire, and in the morning, he sips strong coffee and waits for the sun...

The Railroad Industry: The Apogee of American Growth

A LITTLE PIECE  OF HISTORY | By Joan Frances –  The evolution of society warrants a constant evaluation of how to improve and make life better. History centers on progress and advancement. One of the most powerful forces in America during the industrial revolution that changed the way people worked...

Steamboats on the Brazos

A LITTLE PIECE OF HISTORY | By Joan Frances – Images from  The Story of America – Mark Twain painted a handsome sight for the reader. Magnificent and regal, peacefully gliding down the Mississippi River, the steamboat was the transportation marvel of its time. Stories of floating palaces and...

Bonnie and Clyde in Rosenberg

A LITTLE PIECE OF HISTORY  | By Joan Frances – History is filled with fascinating stories of the choices people made to survive in difficult times providing engaging biographies and dramatic stories of individuals doing whatever they could to survive, even if it was breaking the law. During the...

The Fort Bend Boys Choir: A Majestic Gift of Song

A LITTLE PIECE OF HISTORY | By Joan Frances – There is something about hearing music that calms the nerves and soothes the soul. During the early days of Fort Bend County, settlers made their own musical instruments and found time between the harvests and during the holidays to meet in the town...

Early Health Care in Fort Bend County

A LITTLE PIECE OF HISTORY | By Joan Frances Photos from Fort Bend County Texas: A Pictorial History – Over a century ago, health care was virtually non-existent. Assistance came from farmers or merchants who performed necessary duties, such as removing bullets, resetting broken bones or prescribing...

Ghost Haunts in Rosenberg & Richmond

A LITTLE PIECE OF HISTORY | By Joan Frances – Have you ever walked into a room and felt as if someone was watching you, but no one was there? Have you noticed a shadow out of the corner of your eye or a cold spot in the room? What about strange noises or random articles falling off the wall, misplaced...

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