The lawn in front of the Museum of Science and industry in Chicago is today mostly empty. However in 1893 the site was part of the vast World’s Columbian Exposition and upon it sat a building constructed to represent the state of Texas. At the time Texas was a very poor, rural state but it had aspirations to be something more. It was designed by a Texas Architect who also had aspirations to be something more.
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Music by Chris Zabriskie
Logo by Julie Pizzo Wood
Special guest voice work by Clara Hightower