Fast Facts

June 24, 1807

The date that explorer Zebulon Pike camped near Caddo Mounds State Historic Site

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From the THC

The damaged landscape surrounding Fulton Mansion State Historic Site

Harvey's Historic Wrath

When Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Gulf Coast with 130 mph winds on August 25, the primary concern was protecting Texans’ lives. After the storm cleared, efforts shifted to the extensive structural damage along the coast and in dozens of flooded communities.

Palo Duro Canyon's Lighthouse rock formation

Hike into History

While hiking into Palo Duro Canyon along the steep CCC Trail, be on the lookout for the works of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Chisholm Trail

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THC’s official magazine containing news and advice about preservation projects, Texas’ historic sites, and heritage tourism.

Statewide News & Events

  • Historical Marker in Fredericksburg

    Applications must be submitted to the appropriate County Historical Commission (CHC) for review, and the deadline for CHCs to forward applications to the THC is November 15, via email, to markerapplication@thc.texas.gov.

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