Photo courtesy of Bullock Texas State History Museum

Held on the first Wednesday of every month, High Noon Talks highlight interesting and often untold topics through this casual lunch-time lecture.

At the beginning of the Great Depression in 1931, Texas and Oklahoma went to war over a 75-cent toll bridge that connected their states. Join Rusty Williams, author of The Red River Bridge War for a talk on this dramatic two-week affair which featured National Guardsmen, Texas Rangers, angry mobs, Model T blockade runners, and traffic jams that backed up for miles. This unlikely conflict serves as a cautionary tale, providing historical context for the current trend of privatizing highway infrastructure.

Held on the first Wednesday of every month, High Noon Talks highlight interesting and often untold topics through this casual lunch-time lecture.

At the beginning of the Great Depression in 1931, Texas and Oklahoma went to war over a 75-cent toll bridge that connected their states. Join Rusty Williams, author of The Red River Bridge War for a talk on this dramatic two-week affair which featured National Guardsmen, Texas Rangers, angry mobs, Model T blockade runners, and traffic jams that backed up for miles. This unlikely conflict serves as a cautionary tale, providing historical context for the current trend of privatizing highway infrastructure.

Held on the first Wednesday of every month, High Noon Talks highlight interesting and often untold topics through this casual lunch-time lecture.

At the beginning of the Great Depression in 1931, Texas and Oklahoma went to war over a 75-cent toll bridge that connected their states. Join Rusty Williams, author of The Red River Bridge War for a talk on this dramatic two-week affair which featured National Guardsmen, Texas Rangers, angry mobs, Model T blockade runners, and traffic jams that backed up for miles. This unlikely conflict serves as a cautionary tale, providing historical context for the current trend of privatizing highway infrastructure.

WHEN

WHERE

Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 N. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
http://www.thestoryoftexas.com/visit/calendar/high-noon-talk-red-river-bridge-war-20161005

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.
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