A video of the battlefield reclamation of Battle of Franklin, Nov 30, 1864 .... Gen Granbury and Gen Cleburne we’re killed in this battle. Gen John Bell Hood was the Confederate commander ... See MoreSee Less
From one of our favorite current Texas restorations - Keystone Star Hotel Lampasas - Happy Thanksgiving to the Keystone Family!!! So happy to see it being used as a home and gathering place! ... See MoreSee Less
Come visit the historic Granbury Square during Christmas !So much to look forward to during Christmas in Granbury!
A decorating contest around the Square kicks off this Friday November 27th. The 4 trees will also be lit as well as the park!
There will also be a Christmas Market at the Plaza December 4th 6:00-9:00, 5th 10:00-6:00, & 6th 12:00-5:00 at Granbury Square Plaza AND Away In A Manger - A Gift to the Community at Dora Lee Langdon Center's Concert Hall.
PLUS the festive dining and shopping that beautiful historic Granbury Square is known for!
Wear your mask & ENJOY! Check VisitGranbury.com for hours and more details! #GranburyLove ... See MoreSee Less
While Bridge Street History Center’s mission is to tell the stories of the people of Granbury, Hood County, and Texas, the structures where these stories unfolded are very important. This is Pemberton Castle, Austin, Texas. Texas has a treasure of various architectural styles in everything from humble homes, to magnificent mansions and public buildings. ... See MoreSee Less
Native Americans, a very important part of our history. Here, long before the first anglos.The names of Native American tribes are an important part of Texas’ multilingual culture and history. Most tribes refer to themselves as “the people” in their own language. In some cases, though, the tribal name that’s used today came from another tribe’s language, or a Spanish or French word from the colonial era.
“Comanche” demonstrates both derivations. “Kɨmantsi” is a word from the Ute dialect spoken by Indigenous people of Utah and Colorado, meaning “anyone who wants to fight”: enemy. In the Comanche language, their name is Nʉmʉnʉʉ, “the people.”
Other Texas tribes with names meaning “the people” include the Arapaho (Hinono’ei), Cheyenne (Tsistsistas), Delaware (Lenni Lenape), Kiowa (Ka’i gwu), and Tonkawa (Tickanwa-tic; “Tonkawa” itself means “they all stay together”).
The Wichita tribes—a group that includes the Waco and Tawakoni—are indigenous to north Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. That geographic history is present in the meaning of the name given them by French traders from Louisiana: “coming from the north.” Meanwhile, their traditional practice of facial tattooing provides the Wichita language name for the tribe: Kitikiti'sh, “raccoon-eyed people.”
If you refer to yourself as a Texan, that’s thanks to the Caddo language—our state’s name derives from “taysha,” the Caddo word for “friends” or “allies,” which became “Tejas” in Spanish.
Learn about Texas place names related to Native American peoples: thc.texas.gov/texas-indians-and-texas-place-names
A great example of important re-purposing of a magnificent property. While this is not a Granbury, Hood County story, it is an example of significant preservation. The Bridge Street History Center is, also, an example of a very important historic structure preserved for the future and telling a part of the story that is Granbury.The Kansas City Museum is a museum located in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Housed in a historic 1910 Beaux-Arts style mansion and private estate of lumber baron and civic leader Robert A. Long, the Kansas City Museum became a public museum in 1940. Seventy-five years later, the Museum is under extensive renovation. Photo by Ed Hartman ... See MoreSee Less