Native Stone Scenic Byway, KS, by Ted Lee Eubanks
When you hear the word “Kansas” what first comes to mind? Flat? Dorothy? What about stone, as in native stone?
Native stone is the essential Kansas. Once an inland ocean, the shallow soils of much of Kansas are underlain with limestone strata. Pioneers soon discovered that while lacking in trees (think lumber) Kansas did not lack building materials. These pioneers soon found ways of using stone in place of lumber, as in native stone fence posts, fences, jails, churches, buildings, and the like.
Bullock Texas State History Museum by Ted Lee Eubanks
The man for whom history is bunk is almost invariably as obtuse to the future as he is blind to the past…J. Frank Dobie
Austin began with Shoal Creek sitting on the sidelines. Edwin Waller adopted Shoal Creek as the western edge of the new city, and his to-be namesake as the eastern boundary. Congress Avenue became the centerline.
No longer. Austin is upside down, inside out. The city sprawls past these edges into the white-rocked and cedar-treed hinterlands. Shoal Creek neighborhoods like Old Enfield and Pemberton Heights, renewed and revitalized, eject thousands of motorists each morning to wend their ways to downtown employment.
After the Rains by Ted Lee Eubanks
Ted is exhibiting some of his Shoal Creek images for the next two weekends in Austin. See more this weekend at Ted’s Austin’s Thin Green Line show at the EAST Studio Tour. The tour is Saturday and Sunday the next two weekends from 11 to 6 at the Austin Parks Foundation office (507 Calles Street).
Custer’s Meadow, Shoal Creek, Austin, Texas by Ted Lee Eubanks
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