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    Hello to all who visit, browse, learn, and love history! This site is devoted to
    discoveries of the history of the "Old Southwest" - where the South meets the West:
    Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Pick a Road from the Good Roads Movement!
Travel Moscoso's Road of Destruction!
Take a jaunt on the Trammel Trace!
Witness the Great Red River Raft!
Find your way to Caprock Canyon State Park!
Check out the updated page on Ghost Towns!
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Retrace the
history of the
Southwest's most
notorious couple!

Traveling History
with Bonnie and
Enjoy vintage
photographs and
the city's history!

mages of
Lewisville, Texas   
Come view my Blog!
Western history
and lore combined
in a Texas to
Kansas Travel

Traveling History
Up the Cattle Trails

  • Follow Along the Cattle Trails, Dallas ISD, January 2014
  • Hunt for the Red River, History Anonymous, February 2014
  • "The Red River in Arkansas: Gateway to the Southwest," February 2014
  • Book Launch Party, April 2014 - You're Invited!
  • Book Signing at Barnes & Noble, Lewisville (TX), April 26, 2014
  • Hunt for the Red River, Denison Genealogical Society, May 2014
  • Hunt for the Red River, Lamar County Genealogical Society, May 2014
  • Traveling History with Bonnie and Clyde, Denton  Museum, October 2014
My name is Robin Cole Jett, and I am
a firm believer in
active history.
Active history brings the stories of
the past to life by understanding the
cultural geography of space through
photography. Please enjoy the
photos, histories, primary sources,
and essays on this site, and
me if you have any questions,
comments, or items to share!
Follow the history
of the storied
Great Bend

The Red River
Valley in
You're invited to the
Book Launch Party!

here to learn
when & where
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