Immerse yourself in the stories of the people who defined Texas.
Since the discovery of fire, people have gathered around campfires to share stories. At the Bullock Museum, the story of Texas history begins with Amarillo artist Robert T. Ritter's mosaic. At the center is the fire pit. Gathered around the fire are the people who wrote the stories of Texas. Use the interactive mosaic below to explore Texas's campfire and discover how people and places shape our past and future.
Explore Campfire Stories
Click a character to learn his or her Texas story. Click and drag the terrazzo title to rotate the wheel, or use the Rotate Terrazzo controls.
I belong to myself now. Harriet, freed woman, 1865Explore The Story
We must be wary... Naguatex CaddiExplore The Story
I never saw braver men anywhere. General John PershingExplore The Story
Other states are carved or born; Texas grew from hide and horn. Bertha Hart Nance, 1932Explore The Story
This clearly shows how the designs of men sometimes miscarry. Cabeza de VacaExplore The Story
G.T.T.Explore The Story
Gone To Texas frontier saying
Happy are those who endure in peace... St. Francis of AssisiExplore The Story
There's something down there. Al Hamill, Spindletop driller 1901Explore The Story
They were men who could not be stampeded. Colonel Homer T. Garrison, Jr.Explore The Story
I wanted to become a vaquero and I did. Albert Rojas, author of These Were the VaquerosExplore The Story
Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP)
We will not again look upon a woman flying as an experiment. AAF Commanding General Henry "Hap" Arnold, 1944Explore The Story