Map of Theme
The Texas Experience - Ralph Yarborough Presents County Courthouses
Donor: Jim Ruddy
Sound | 1986
Film courtesy Texas Archive of the Moving Image
Produced by Jim Ruddy and presented by the Shell Companies Foundation and the Texas Committee for the Humanities, The Texas Experience presents the history of Texas through a series of one-minute clips. Each clip features a celebrity narrator briefly exploring a specific aspect of Texas history or culture, with topics ranging from early women settlers to Buddy Holly's short but influential career. In this episode, U.S. Senator Ralph Yarborough introduces the symbolic role that the county courthouse played in Texas communities.
Read more about Texas county courthouses in the Handbook of Texas Online.