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LIFE ARCHIVE

Setting Up

CAMP T H E E A R LY H I S T O R Y O F T E X A S S TAT E PA R KS by

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STEVE SIWINSKI

Before you start stocking up on hot dog THERE’S A heated Texas debate that has spawned friendly feuds and spirited spats among buns, don’t miss the latest Texas State Library and outdoor enthusiasts, weekend warriors and nature Archives Commission exhibit to learn more about the history of these carefully nuts for generations. Every curated natural playgrounds. Texan who has ever pitched a Setting Up Camp: The Early Setting Up Camp: The Early tent, paddled a canoe, roasted History of State Parks History of Texas State Parks illusa marshmallow or sat around trates the early history of Texas’ a crackling campfire swapping Runs from Monday, stories until the wee hours of Oct. 3, 2016 – Friday, March 17, 2017 state parks, first established by Lorenzo De Zavala State Archives Gov. Pat Neff in 1923, through the morning has a favorite and Library Building hand-drawn park blueprints, Texas state park. 1201 Brazos St. Austin, TX 78701 vintage tourism guides, period With 54 state parks pep(512) 463-5455 promotional photographs and pered throughout Texas, it’s safe FOR MORE INFORMATION more. to say that there’s no shortage tsl.texas.gov of excuses to lace up your hik Visitors are sure to fall in ing boots and get inspired by Locate and explore love with nature at one of Texas State Parks at the great outdoors — from the Texas’ 54 state parks. This welltpwd.texas.gov/state-parks towering sandstone formations timed image comes from the of Palo Duro in the Panhandle photo archives of the Parks to the otherworldly underand Wildlife Department ground landscape of the Longhorn Caverns. magazine at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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AU THENTIC TEX AS

Profile for Authentic Texas

Authentic Texas 2016 Fall  

Fall 2016 issue of Authentic Texas magazine.

Authentic Texas 2016 Fall  

Fall 2016 issue of Authentic Texas magazine.