Tag Archives: Lone Star

Dawn at San Jacinto


The stern 14-inch gun turrets of the Battleship Texas, in her permanent memorial basin, with the San Jacinto battlefield monument (crowned by the Lone Star) in the background. Photo by Louis Vest, with more details here. A good way to remember Veteran’s Day, since the Texas fought in WW1, at the close of which today’s commemoration began as Armistice Day.

Yippee Eye Oh Kye Ay

I’m an old Cowhand,

From the Rio Grande,

And I learned to ride,

‘Fore I learned to stand,

I’m a ridin’ fool who is up to date, 

I know every trail in the Lone Star State,

‘Cause I ride the range in a Ford V-8,

Yippee Eye Oh Kye Ay.

                                —Bing Crosby