I am a member of the Fort Bend History Association and the Texas State Historical Association. I enjoy the mystery of history research, and also write for a blog titled The Fabric Of Ancestors. The stories of people and places along the genealogy path bring your life closer to history.
I also maintain a Home Page at ThirdPort.com to provide access to managed pages for History and Genealogy Resources online.
Contact me with your thoughts and suggestions. Your interest is greatly appreciated.
I enjoyed reading about Fort Bend county history on your site. Particularly how you have shown where things used to be and are still underfoot.
I am a native of Richmond. My father was born in the town of Wharton and my mother was the daughter of Czech immigrants who settled outside of Temple, TX.
I currently reside in Sugar Land and recently made a Sunday afternoon visit to the Varner-Hogg plantation in West Columbia.
This peaked my interest in our local “Sugar Bowl” history and I also learned about West Columbia and the part it played in early Texas history. You’d never guess it, driving through West Columbia now.
Very interesting stuff! I then ran across your site. It fascinates me how the history is still all around us. Also a bit frightening how kids in our area are so oblivious to most of it.
When my daughter was being taught her Texas history in Middle School, I do not believe anyone was aware of all the history around them; particularly right up the road in Richmond.
I have been “digging up” things so to speak (mostly just by googling) and found your site very interesting and informative. I have found a renewed interest in my Texas roots! My middle daughter and I like to visit places of interest (mostly art installments) in the Houston area. We call these our “magical mystery tours.” Just checking out some cool things around the city. I am now planning on doing what I will call our “magical history tours.” In hopes of educating my grown kids and my teenager on some of the forgotten history of our area.
I feel this is the least we can do in remembrance of the early settlers.
Thanks again for your very well done site.