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Archeology in Thurber

Archeology in Thurber By Mary Adams October is known as Archeology month and with it right around the corner, I wanted to take a minute and talk about the archeology …

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The Year 2020

The Year 2020 By Mary Adams As 2019 wound to a close, the outlook was bright for the most part. The world was entering a new decade. Tokyo was preparing …

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In Search of Something Interesting…

In the Search of Something Interesting…By Kyndall Howard Sometimes we look at a particular space not realizing that it has changed drastically over time. The Gordon Center understands this change well. …

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Controlling the Climate

Controlling the Climate by Lea Hart People who live in Texas know that summer means heat. This was no different for the population of Thurber. According to the Global Historical Climatology Network, …

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A Stay-At-Home Life

A Stay-at-Home Life by Kyndall Howard  This current spring has brought many changes to the world.  More and more citizens find themselves regulated to working from home. This has inspired a …

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“Our Story”

“Our story”By Kyndall Howard Graduate AssistantWhat is the purpose of learning about history? In school we learn lots of dates, battles, and events. We learn about leaders, and many kings with the …

Coal Formation Slide

Part Two: Coal Formation

By Kyndall Howard  As noted in the previous blog, coal was such an important part of times past, that it materialized in myth and legend.  But for Thurberites, the real magic …