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This tour presents the numerous prisons and prison-related sites in East Texas.

Take a step back in time and experience Nacogdoches' larger than life history and immerse yourself in the early Piney Woods. See how Nacogdoches became known as the Oldest Town in Texas and how…

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…

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East Texas History is a free mobile app and web platform that places the past at your fingertips. Designed by the History Department at Sam Houston State University, the project seeks to highlight the distinctive people, places, and events that have shaped East Texas. Viewers may learn about the region through our interactive, map-based interface that includes historical stories, photographs, and oral interviews. Follow our progress on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook to learn more about the project or to become a participating author.