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This tour presents the numerous prisons and prison-related sites in East Texas.
John Lomax's East Texas Tour
Follow "Ballad Hunter" John Avery Lomax (1867-1948) on his travels through East Texas as he searched prison yards and company towns for authentic folk songs. Between 1933 and 1940, Lomax toured the…
The New Deal in East Texas
During the Great Depression of the 1930s, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created a series of New Deal programs intended to bring relief to millions of impoverished Americans. This tour highlights the…