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Ben H. English ~ Texas Historian

This post is especially for two of my grandfatherโ€™s surviving friends, Mr. Carl C. Williams and Mr. Ray Atkinson. They knew him well. MY GRANDFATHERโ€™S GUN: This is a story about a pistol. It is also a bit of the life story of the special man who carried it, and of a time and place […]

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Ben H. English ~ Texas

If you have an interest in the history of the Texas Rangers, you might want to look into this book. It covers what happened during the post Ma Ferguson years and how the rangers were completely reorganized. Thus began the next major phase in how the Texas Rangers were selected, trained and deployed, and became […]

NOVEMBER 10: MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY
NOVEMBER 11: VETERANโ€™S DAY
Ben H. English
Alpine, Texas


NOVEMBER 10: MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAYNOVEMBER 11: VETERANโ€™S DAY โ€œI now know why men who have been to war yearn to reunite. Not to tell stories or look at old pictures. Not to laugh or weep. Comrades gather because they long to be with the men who once acted their best, men who suffered and sacrificed, […]

Ben H. English ~ Historian, Alphine, Texas, USA

โ€œThe value of a sentiment is the amount of sacrifice you are prepared to make for it.โ€–John Galsworthy Along the eastern banks of the Tornillo just west of the bare, roughhewn hills of the Cuesta Carlota, sit the rotting remains of a manโ€™s dream from a century and more before. His name was Max Ernst. […]

Ben H. English ~ Historian Alpine, Texas

โ€œThe value of a sentiment is the amount of sacrifice you are prepared to make for it.โ€ –John Galsworthy Along the eastern banks of the Tornillo just west of the bare, roughhewn hills of the Cuesta Carlota, sit the rotting remains of a manโ€™s dream from a century and more before. His name was Max […]

Ben H. English ~ Alpine, Texas.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: Ben H. English Alpine, Texas โ€œFor a moment of night we have a glimpse of ourselves and of our world islanded in its steam of stars—pilgrims in mortality, voyaging between horizons across the eternal seas of space and time.โ€ –Henry Beston THE STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO: The summer sun was setting […]

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