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What makes a Texan? Our heritage and overcoming extraordinary times. This print recounts much of Texas history that formed our legacy.
Limited Edition of 850 with color 8x10 certificate.Limited Edition of 850 with color 8x10 certificate.
Leadership is set in the Texas hill country and pictures Texas Longhorns crossing a river and mountain lion lurking in the underbrush down stream. The dry brush watercolor depicts the animal kingdom in a position often found in the human race. One has a vision and is willing to lead but because of the minor obstacles ahead the majority wants to go the other way. There is always comfort in a majority but it is seldom the right way to go. True leadership is to serve. Not serving your own self interest but serving to the benefit of those around you. Leadership could also be appropriately named "responsibility". Leadership does not come with an easy yoke. If you are willing to lead in the right direction be prepared to battle the obstacles ahead. Gary Crouch - 2004
Texas Tough gives a brief mention of the Chisholm Trail and the from 1860 to 1890.
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"Let the brave rally to the standard", was Sam Houston's call to Texians as they rallied to rise against the tyranny of the times. Of all the Americans who went west in the 19th Century, none held a stronger claim to singularity than the pioneers who boldly planted their roots in the soil of Texas. They were the first Americans ever to settle the immense land west of Missouri. They were the only Americans ever to settle in a land ruled by a large and unfriendly power. And they created the only American state ever to join the union as a prosperous and populous nation, after which they proceeded to make it infinitely more prosperous and populous. All this the Texans accomplished with spectacular flourish, in barely four decades, under circumstances that would certainly have defeated a less daring and ambitious people. Theirs was an unlikely sweep of history, replete with Texas-sized phenomena: frontiering on a colossal scale, fantastic business deals, incredi ble battles, larger than life heroes. The Texans won a bitter war of independence of 1836, two years before the United States began to make a systematic survey of the Western wilderness. By 1860, the state was home to more than 600,000 venturesome, maverick Texans. "Texas Peacemakers" honors Texas and the men who made it the greatest "country" in the world.
"Three Tough Breeds"
Three Tough Breeds - the pioneer, the buffalo, and the longhorn. The transition from the buffalo ruling the open range to the take over of the longhorn.
"Texas Rails" 1836-1900