As you drive around America crossing the various dividing lines of the 48 contiguous states, many of them can go unnoticed but that certainly isn’t true as you pass between Arkansas and Texas. The wonderfully named town of Texarkana is the perfect location to divide these two states and we decided to take some time here to explore the history of this town.

As you drive around America crossing the various dividing lines of the 48 contiguous states, many of them can go unnoticed but that certainly isn’t true as you pass between Arkansas and Texas. The wonderfully named town of Texarkana is the perfect location to divide these two states and we decided to take some time here to explore the history of this town.

Old Map of Texarkana Texas 1888 Bowie County Canvas Art - (36 x 54)

Old Map of Texarkana Texas 1888 Bowie County Canvas Art - (36 x 54)

Statue of James "Jim" Bowie, a hero at the Battle of the Alamo, by sculptor William M. McVey. It was placed in downtown Texarkana, Texas in 1936 as part of the celebration of Texas's centennial. Photo 2014 by Carol M. Highsmith. The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Statue of James "Jim" Bowie, a hero at the Battle of the Alamo, by sculptor William M. McVey. It was placed in downtown Texarkana, Texas in 1936 as part of the celebration of Texas's centennial. Photo 2014 by Carol M. Highsmith. The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Bowie County WWI Monument (Texarkana, Texas)  Located in the Rose Hill Cemetery of Texarkana, Texas at 100 South Lelia Street...this is an interesting, historical cemetery.

Bowie County WWI Monument (Texarkana, Texas) Located in the Rose Hill Cemetery of Texarkana, Texas at 100 South Lelia Street...this is an interesting, historical cemetery.

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