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Texas

Galveston, Texas Galveston, Texas
Galveston Island 1870's Galveston Harbor
Customs House, Galveston Customs House, Galveston
Built 1861. This elegant Greek Revival public building is thought to be the first building in Galveston designed by an architect. Building crews rushed to finish the building before Texas seceded from the Union, completing construction in a record four and a half months. It probably withstood shelling during the Battle of Galveston, and was the site of a “bread riot,” when wives of absent Confederate soldiers stormed the building demanding flour. Union troops raised a flag of victory over the Custom House three days before the war officially ended. It has functioned as a post office and courthouse, and now serves as proud home to the Galveston Historical Foundation. foundation@galvestonhistory.org
Michel Menard Home, Galveston Michel Menard Home, Galveston
The house, built in 1838 and the oldest on the island, is in the Greek revival style. The furniture and furnishings, with few exceptions, all date from the first half of the 19th century (1800-1850s). They are of the federal, empire, regency, Biedermeier, and William IV styles, as interpreted by American, English, French and German artisans. Carpets, drapes and upholstery fabrics are reproductions appropriate for the period 1830-1850. Museum operated by the Galveston Historical Foundation. foundation@galvestonhistory.org
Ashton Villa, Galveston Ashton Villa, Galveston
Ashton Villa was built in 1858-59, the first of Galveston’s Broadway "palaces," as well as the first brick  house to be built in Texas.  The artistic and eccentric Miss Bettie Brown was mistress of the manor, and  her life-size paintings still adorn the showy Gold Room. Ashton Villa is now home to the Galveston Island  Visitor Information Center. info@galvestoncvb.com
Buffalo Bayou, near Houston Buffalo Bayou, near Houston
Photo Courtesy Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Train Depot, Brenham Train Depot, Brenham
Main Street, Dallas Main Street, Dallas
Texas & Pacific Railroad, Dallas Texas & Pacific Railroad, Dallas
Fort Griffin Ghost Town Fort Griffin Ghost Town

Colorado

Palace Theater, Denver Palace Theater, Denver
16th Street, Denver 16th Street, Denver
Inter-Ocean Hotel, Denver Inter-Ocean Hotel, Denver
Trinidad, Colorado Trinidad, Colorado
Raton Pass, Colorado Raton Pass, Colorado

Kansas

Dodge House Hotel, Dodge City Dodge House Hotel, Dodge City
Long Branch Saloon, Dodge City Long Branch Saloon, Dodge City

New Mexico

Wagon Mound on the Santa Fe Trail Wagon Mound on the Santa Fe Trail
Old Town Plaza, Las Vegas Old Town Plaza, Las Vegas
Nuestra Senora de Dolores, Las Vegas Nuestra Senora de Dolores, Las Vegas
Gallinas Canyon, Las Vegas Gallinas Canyon, Las Vegas
Scenes at Las Vegas Hot Springs View at Las Vegas Hot Springs
Saloon, Las Vegas Saloon, Las Vegas