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This webinar and podcast series covers topics around TxDOT’s discoveries and research that go Beyond The Road. We hope you join us for the next series!

Bolivar: The Once Wild West

Join us for our upcoming webinars!

April 8, 2021, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. CT
Bolivar: The Once Wild West

Archeologists have uncovered artifacts from a transportation project in Denton County that reveal more about the history of Bolivar, a former frontier town. TxDOT is currently excavating a blacksmith shop that was owned by Tom Cook, a formerly enslaved African American on the frontier. Join us for a free webinar to hear from the direct descendants of Tom Cook, learn more about his skills as a blacksmith, and what these sites could mean for Texas archeology.

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May 26, 2021, 1-3 p.m. CT
Traveling Texas Roads: The Legacy of Roadside Parks

For many years, traveling Texans have stopped at roadside parks to take in the scenery, stretch their legs, and even picnic. That is thanks for the work of a young immigrant from the Netherlands who pioneered the look and use of Texas’ roadside parks. Hear from a TxDOT historian, architect and the director of Maintenance on May 26, 2021, at 1 p.m. CT to learn about the history of the young architect, the status of roadside parks, and how you can be part of TxDOT’s historic preservation process.

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