“My name is Meghan. This is a photo of me and my sister Rachel. I was born in Henderson, Nevada. Although I did not live in Nevada I visited there often because I have family there. My dad used to live in Las Vegas and this picture was taken at the pool in the apartment complex he lived in. I chose this picture for many reasons. Whenever I think of Vegas or Henderson I think of family. We would all meet at the pool or out in the desert and just spend time together. I also loved swimming and looked forward to going to visit because I knew I would get to swim in the pool. I also would get a killer tan! Some of my best memories were made there and I think of them often. I haven’t had the chance to visit Vegas or Henderson in many years but they both hold a special place in my heart, and always will.” – Meghan M.
Header image: map of Northeast Houston in 1922, courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.