Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Follow Facebook's Traces of Texas For Lone Star State History

If you are a Texan, or an aficionado of Texas history, there is a Facebook Community page called Traces of Texas which you might want to check out and follow.

Traces of Texas posts extremely interesting historical photos, usually sent in by readers, with the photos sometimes being of a general interest sort, with others being photos showing ancestors from long ago living life in Texas.

The explanatory text is often colorful and as illustrative as the photos.

For example the following text describing the photo you see below the text.....

"Traces of Texas reader Guy Choate kindly shared this sensational photo of a group of bicyclists in San Angelo, circa 1900. The "San Angelo Wheelmen" were a bicycling club that formed during the bicycling craze that gripped early 20th century America. I don't know if there are words to describe how good this is. Look at the clothing being worn by the girls in front. And it's hot enough riding a bike in Texas in a t-shirt and spandex. Can you imagine doing so attired thusly? Wow. Every person in this photo is wearing a hat."

As a modern day mountain biker, who frequently gets flat tires, the above was quite interesting, causing curiosity as to what constituted bike tires way back in the early 1900s.

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