Robyn Ross

Contributing writer Robyn Ross lives in Austin.

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Isn’t It Iconic?

by | Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 8:55 am CST
The electric chair, known as Old Sparky, is among the most popular attractions.
Criminal Justice

The Draw of Death Row

With “dark tourism” on the rise, Huntsville’s prison museum is thriving.

The gift shop offers shirts honoring the electric chair: "Home of Old Sparky," and the museum's visitors get a 'selectively edited' history of corrections. Read More

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Reinventing Texas

History takes the stage in Palo Duro Canyon

Produced annually by the Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation, "Texas" is the best-attended outdoor history drama in the nation. Though it debuted 50 years ago, its depiction of life in the Texas Panhandle represents a romanticized version of our history that, in some ways, hasn't changed. Read More

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