Over 50 years ago, a young woman was found in the deep end of a pool, but that’s just the start of the mystery. Resources: http://www.doenetwork.org/ https://www.namus.gov/ https://www.texasmonthly.com/news-politics/pecos-jane-identified-forensic-genealogy/
Chipita Rodriguez was killed for a crime she didn’t commit, and the history haunts a road in South Texas figuratively and literally. Resources: https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/2018/10/24/these-south-texas-urban-legends-send-chills-down-your-spine/1432390002/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chipita_Rodriguez https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/rodriguez-josefa-chipita https://www.caller.com/story/news/columnists/2017/10/16/chipita-rodriguezs-unjust-hanging-haunts-texas/769883001/
Bette Graham created something that helped change the typing pool for the better and became an office classic. Resources: https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/30-texas-women/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bette_Nesmith_Graham
One of Texas’ most infamous slogans started as a way to stop trash. Resources: https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-daily-post/here-is-a-whole-bunch-of-unsanctioned-dont-mess-with-texas-merchandise/ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/trashy-beginnings-dont-mess-texas-180962490/ https://shop.texashighways.com/dont-mess-with-texas https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/litter-did-we-know/
This week’s episode focuses on the smallest state park in Texas. Resources: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/old-tunnel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Tunnel_State_Park https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fredericksburg_and_Northern_Railway
Charles Albright seemed like an unlikely suspect in a string of killings where the victims’ eyeballs were removed from their corpses. A deep dive on his history and with enough evidence, it became clear that something was very wrong in Dallas. Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Albright Forensic Files, Episode “See No Evil.” https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/see-no-evil-3/
Joanna Troutman used her skirt and her heart to create the first flag for Texas. Resources: http://www.sonsofdewittcolony.org//adp/archives/newsarch/texflag.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joanna_Troutman https://cemetery.tspb.texas.gov/pub/user_form.asp?pers_id=108
Located in Humble, Texas, the DeLorean Museum is a dream for Back to the Future fans. Resources: https://www.deloreanmuseum.org /https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/delorean-museum#:~:text=Today%20Humble%2C%20Texas%2C%20a%20town,for%20the%20main%20DeLorean%20facility.