During the month that honors Texas’ fight for independence and the year that marks the 175th anniversary of that event, utilize new technology available to learn more about the Lone Star State’s past. With the popularity of smartphones comes new applications that allow history buffs and heritage travelers to interact with history at every turn. One application that was recently launched is Historical iMarkers for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users. Developed by Dzine Apps, LLC of Dripping Springs, Texas, Historical iMarkers offers access to more than 129,000 local, state, and national historical markers. In addition to providing users the opportunity to learn more about Texas history, a portion of the proceeds from iMarkers will be donated to historical organizations including the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission (THC) to assist with continued preservation efforts.
Products like iMarkers help shed new light on the more than 15,000 Official Texas Historical Markers placed throughout the state. Sites like Sweet Home Vocational and Agricultural High School in Seguin, a historic African American school, and the Harris County Courthouse, a symbol of Classical Revival architecture amidst skyscrapers in downtown Houston, are just a sampling of the diverse real stories highlighted and made accessible by new applications.
To learn more about Historical iMarkers visit www.dzineapps.com. For additional information on Official Texas Historical Markers and the Friends of the THC visit www.thc.state.tx.us.