Waco Texas

Collection by Linda Lankford

Linda Lankford
Heart O' Texas Fair and Rodeo - Waco, Texas - 1953 - Program - 35 cents

HOT Fair history: Home on the range for kids and critters

One month before the tornado that tore through downtown Waco 60 years ago, thousands of people attended the dedication of the new Heart O’ Texas Coliseum, the newest wonder of

The Official Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas | Learn About the History or Rangers Past and Present

Major Benefactors - Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum appreciates the support of numerous organizations and individuals who have generously donated their time, money and artifacts to help us preserve the history of the Texas Rangers, tell their story and continued relationship to Texas, and make us major attraction in Central Texas. The following are major donors […]

President Bush and first lady Laura Bush, with their dogs Barney, right, and Spot, left, talk with the media after arriving in Waco, Texas, Tuesday evening, Nov. 13, 2001.

World leaders and their pets

President John F. Kennedy The family of President John F. Kennedy vacations in this undated photo. From left: Caroline, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, John Jr. and President Kennedy. (AP Photo) President Ronald Reagan - Rex (King Charles spaniel) This December 1986 file photo shows first lady Nancy Reagan holding the Reagans' pet Rex, a King Charles spaniel, as she and President Reagan walk on the White House South lawn. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook, FILE) President George H.W. Bush - Millie This…

Jules Bledsoe (December 29, 1898 - July 14, 1943) was one of the first African Americans to appear regularly on Broadway, and originated the role of Joe in Showboat later performed by Paul Robeson. He also sang opera and in vaudeville, and briefly worked in films. He wrote patriotic, gospel and folk songs as well as an opera "Bondage" based on "Uncle Tom;s Cabin." #TodayInBlackHistory

Jules Bledsoe Collection

To learn more about African-American opera star, Jules Bledsoe, come to The Texas Collection or view our finding aid: http://www.baylor.edu/content/services...

Brazos Past: Texas Electric Railway brought mass transit to Waco

Brazos Past: Texas Electric Railway brought mass transit to Waco

Waco was a city on the move at the turn of the 20th century and its run into modernity was aided by the advent of the interurban electric railway, according

Waco City Square around City Hall, by Fred Gildersleeve, 1950 by The Texas Collection, Baylor University, via Flickr


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Waco, Texas US Navy sailor named Ken Swanner. The photo was taken in San Diego, Ca.


Waco, Texas US Navy sailor named Ken Swanner. The photo was taken in San Diego, Ca.

November 1939. "Street vendor's goods. Waco, Texas." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

Blades, Combs, Laces: 1939

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