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Muskogee, Oklahoma--the stomping grounds of Negro American League pitcher Nelson Dean and two-time Super Bowl champion Don Chandler--is a summer destination for our Hometown Teams exhibit. Both of these athletes began their careers in Muskogee, OK. Don Chandler, a star kicker for the Green Bay Packers in the 1950s and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
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Jihong Solis moved first to Moscow to attend university, and then to the United States. Hear her story (in Chinese and English) on this student-created website from Corpus Christi, TX. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
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Luis Munoz grew up in a Mexican border town and had the opportunity to come to the United States to complete his education. He remained in Corpus Christi, TX, going from radio dj to radio station owner, before retiring in 2001. Hear more about his life journey, explore this student-created... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
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Juan Manuel and Rosaura Perez both grew up in Corpus Christi, TX. They had no idea that Juan's job with the military would one day send them overseas to Germany. Their adventures are chronicled on this student-created website. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
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Florina And Genaro Gonzalez endured separation and hardship in order to make a better life for their children and themselves in the United States. In spite of the struggles, neither of them would have chosen a different path. Hear their story on this student-created website from Corpus Christi Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
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Shyqeri Kuqi grew up in Kosovo, and survived the Kosovo War of 1999. Following the war, he received an opportunity to come to the United States as a foreign exchange student. Hear his journey story on this website created by a student from Corpus Christi, TX. Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
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Travel has always been a part of Susan's life ever since she was a child. Learn more about how her travels have shaped her identity and what has changed about personal travel over the years, on this website created by Corpus Christi student Julissa Pena. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
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In 1954, Alfonso and his family began what would become a 2-3 week journey by train and on foot to the United States from Mexico. Explore this website created by Larissa Rocha from Corpus Christi, TX to learn more about his childhood and the challenges he and others faced making... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
19-year old Fatima remembers both the fear and the hope she experienced on her journey from Nuevo Leon, Mexico to Corpus Christi. TX when she was just nine years old. Hear her story on this website created by students Jonathan Garcia & Madelynn Mount. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
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After moving to Brownsville in the 7th grade, Rita Hernandez and her mom decided to start the first girls kickball team. It took a lot of persistence and dedication from the community, but that team was the start of what has become a highly popular girls kickball league in South... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
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In this Journey Stories website, Elifonso Guajardo interviews Myriam Guajardo on her immigration journey from her childhood home in Mexico to South Texas. Myriam describes what it means for her to have chosen to become an American citizen and the hope she has for her future and the future of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
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In September 2015 our traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams, will visit Georgetown, SC. Did you know at least two of Georgetown's high schools had women's high school sports teams as early as the 1920s and 1930s? According to the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, there were only 16,000 female intercollegiate... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
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Anna Lapierre emigrated from Indonesia to find new opportunities in the United States. Learn about her journey on this website created by students from Victoria, Texas. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
In an interview with an Alabama student, Lenora Miller Glass Simpson talks about her career as a nurse in hospitals throughout the Southeast. Simpson relates her experiences working with world-renowned doctors in Houston, Texas and describes the changes in technology she witnessed in the medical field. Thanks to the Alabama... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Stories from Main Street Blog
In an interview with an Alabama student, craftsman John Paul recounts his work experiences in construction work and a variety of other fields. Thanks to the Alabama Humanities Foundation for permission to post this interview. Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Stories from Main Street Blog
On this student-developed website, Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD 7th graders joined with the Texas State Historical Commission and the Smithsonian of Washington, D.C. to record and collect oral histories of people in their community. The students were grouped in pairs and asked to find someone to interview. Of particular interests were... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 25, 2014 at Stories from Main Street Blog
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In this student-developed website, trace the career of attorney Gilberto Hinojosa. Gilberto Hinojosa Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Stories from Main Street Blog
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Visit this student-created website to learn about the journey of Eutimia Munoz and her migration from Mexico to Brownsville, Texas. Eutimia Munoz Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 25, 2014 at Stories from Main Street Blog
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Explore the history of Port Isabel, Texas and the Montelongo family's shrimping heritage in this student-created website. The Montelongo Family Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 25, 2014 at Stories from Main Street Blog
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This website created by a Texas student relates the story of Clemete Rodriguez and his migration to the United States in the 1980s. Clemete Rodriguez Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 25, 2014 at Stories from Main Street Blog
Students at Sam Houston Middle School in Texas collected oral histories from teachers in their community. These journeys were often taken for military service, adoption, missionary work, opportunity or just love of adventure! Visit the website created by students to learn more about the teachers' journeys. Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 25, 2014 at Stories from Main Street Blog
In this website, students in Marshall, Texas explore the experiences of their community's veterans through images and an oral history interview. Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 25, 2014 at Stories from Main Street Blog
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Marshall, Texas' historic rail depot is the subject of this website developed by students at Sam Houston Middle School. The site features an interview with a teacher that traveled by rail and images of the depot. Historical Marker Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 25, 2014 at Stories from Main Street Blog
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This website developed by a student in Texas tells the story of Margaret Rotzler Lee and her experiences attending and, later operating, Camp Fern, a summer camp near Marshall, Texas. Camp Fern Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 25, 2014 at Stories from Main Street Blog
This website developed by a student relates the story of parents migrating to Marshall, Texas from South America. Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 25, 2014 at Stories from Main Street Blog