Friday, October 10, 2014

The Top 10 most read stories on this website

Sometime on Friday, October 10, 2014, one of the pages of this blog will be opened, and that action will mark the 300,000th page view of this material.  (A page view is defined on Wikipedia like this:a request to load a single HTML file (web page) of an Internet site.)  So far that has happened 300,000 times on this little history blog.
Since I've started posting here several years ago, I've been really surprised how many people visit the site.  It's essentially the story of one little county in Texas -- and yet people have loaded up stories here 300,000 times.

Here are the top 10 most-read stories on this blog (so far).  

You can click on the blue link to visit each story.
  1. Captured by Apaches -- the story of my lunch with the daughter of a man who was captured by Apaches between Fredericksburg and Mason.
  2. Solving the Mystery of the Legless Man -- several readers of this blog solved the meaning of a rather odd photograph in my collection.
  3. Why David Wampler lost -- some of my trenchant analysis of local politics.
  4. A first peek at "Peterson Plaza" -- sometimes I get to see plans early, even before they're in the newspaper.
  5. My last Kerrville Daily Times column -- I wrote 999 columns for the Kerrville Daily Times.  And then I didn't.
  6. Fairy Tale Architecture for Mrs. Florence Butt -- photos of the home of Mrs. Florence Butt, who founded what is now H-E-B.  The home looked different when it was first built than it does today.
  7. Tivy High School Pep Rallies in Downtown Kerrville -- some nice nostalgic photographs of Tivy students in the old Kerrville downtown.
  8. Arcadia Theater: Endangered Species -- the sorry story of the City of Kerrville's poor stewardship of a remarkable downtown theater.
  9. What was in their pockets? -- a column about looking deeper at an old Kerrville photograph.
  10. First peek at plans for the old Sid Peterson Property -- people really wanted to know what the City of Kerrville planned for the heart of Kerrville Old Town.
Thanks for your support of this online history series, and for your kindness.  I hope you've enjoyed it so far!
The author, back during his career
as a cowboy.
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1 comment:

  1. Joe, thank you for your many years of hard work.

    You have informed, taught, and entertained us about so very much, and I am truly grateful.

    While it is hard work, something tells me that it is fun for you, too. :)

    We all look forward to your next post.


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