“The Old Man of the Mountain I chose, because (though he has since fallen) he has been the icon of everything to do with our state for a very long time. It’s one of those strange things that even though it seems silly, somehow meant a lot to you to know he was always there. To quote Daniel Webster, ‘Men hang out their signs indicative of their respective trades; shoe makers hang out a gigantic shoe; jewelers a monster watch, and the dentist hangs out a gold tooth; but up in the Mountains of New Hampshire, God Almighty has hung out a sign to show that there He makes men.'” – Chris Therrien
Header image: map of Northeast Houston in 1922, courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.