Category: texas

Nostalgic photos of American teenage girls at Texas beaches…

Nostalgic photos of American teenage girls at Texas beaches during the 1980s.

Street corner in Gonzales, Texas, November 1939. Photographed by…

Street corner in Gonzales, Texas, November 1939. Photographed by Russell Lee.

Downtown section of Dallas, Texas at night, 1942.

Downtown section of Dallas, Texas at night, 1942.

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Mexican General Alvaro Obregon, General Pancho Villa, United States Army General John Joseph “Black Jack” Pershing, and Lieutenant George S. Patton, at the International Bridge, El Paso, Texas

Date: 1916
Homer Musgrave collection, Negative Number 065501

50 amazing photos show what Texas looked like in the late 19th…

50 amazing photos show what Texas looked like in the late 19th century.

Texas schoolgirl receives typhoid vaccine in 1…

Texas schoolgirl receives typhoid vaccine in 1943

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I found the image in the Library of Congress photo database and cleaned it up in Photoshop. Original source: https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2017878819/

Left to right: Álvaro Obregón, Pancho Villa, a…

Left to right: Álvaro Obregón, Pancho Villa, and General Pershing, and George S. Patton behind Pershing in Fort Bliss, Texas, 1915.

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LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin above El Paso, Texas, 192…

LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin above El Paso, Texas, 1929.

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Woman posing with her Pontiac, Texas, 1953.

Woman posing with her Pontiac, Texas, 1953.

Extinct Wolf’s DNA Found In Wild Dog Pack

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The red wolf is a wolf subspecies native to the southeastern United States. The product of ancient genetic admixture between the gray wolf and the coyote, by the late 1960s, wild red wolves occurred in small numbers only on the Gulf Coast of western Louisiana and eastern Texas. Fourteen of these survivors were selected to be the founders of a captive-bred population. In the 1980s, the red wolf was declared extinct in the wild. Reintroduction efforts have faltered: between 1987 and 1994, 63 red wolves were released into the wild, but their population but has declined from a high of 100-120 wolves in 2012 to 40 wolves in 2018.

A new genetic discovery suggests that some red wolves’ descendants have been living in Texas this whole time. Red wolf DNA has been found in a pack of small-town Texas feral dogs. After extensive cross-examination between the genes of Galveston Island dogs’ genes and those of related species — coyote, gray wolf, eastern wolf, and captive red wolf — found that the feral pack had genes known only to exist in red wolves. Pretty exciting stuff!