Monthly Archives: June 2013

This Day in Texas History: Texas Jack Omohundro Dies

This Day in Texas History: Texas Jack Omohundro Dies June 28, 1880 On this day in 1880, John Burwell Omohundro Jr., better known as Texas Jack, died. Omohundro, born in Virginia in 1846, traveled to Texas while still a teenager … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: WFAA Radio Goes On the Air

This Day in Texas History: WFAA Radio Goes On the Air June 26, 1922 On this day in 1922, radio station WFAA in Dallas began transmitting. The A. H. Belo Corporation, publisher of the Dallas Morning News and the Texas … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: New Fort Anchors Texas Line of Frontier Defense

This Day in Texas History: New Fort Anchors Texas Line of Frontier Defense June 24, 1851 On this day in 1851, Fort Belknap was established in what is now Young County, in north central Texas. Since the chosen site lacked … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Famous Trial Lawyer Born in Log Cabin

This Day in Texas History: Famous Trial Lawyer Born in Log Cabin June 21, 1902 On this day in 1902, Percy Eugene Foreman, one of the most famous trial lawyers in Texas history, was born in a log cabin near … Continue reading

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Our Newest Vendor is Southfork Ranch

Please join us in welcoming the iconic Southfork ranch, home of the TV Series “Dallas” as our newest vendor. ¬†We delivered signed copies of Texas As I See It to their location just yesterday. Southfork Ranch is located in Parker, … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Lynching Intensifies Clinton Area Feud

This Day in Texas History: Lynching Intensifies Clinton Area Feud June 20, 1874 On this day in 1874, R. P. “Scrap” Taylor and two others were lynched at Clinton, Texas. The incident was part of the notorious Sutton-Taylor feud, which … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Juneteenth

This Day in Texas History: Juneteenth June 19, 1865 On June 19 1865, Union general Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston and issued General Order Number 3, which read in part, “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Southwest Airlines Takes Flight

This Day in Texas History: Southwest Airlines Takes Flight June 18, 1971 On this day in 1971, Southwest Airlines began service from Dallas’s Love Field. The airline’s first flight came after three years of legal battles with rivals Braniff Airways, … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Caddo Mills Gets a Post Office

This Day in Texas History: Caddo Mills Gets a Post Office June 16, 1879 On this day in 1879, the post office at Caddo Mills was opened. The town is located at the intersection of State Highway 66 and Farm … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Roberts Family Sells Nacogdoches Landmark

This Day in Texas History: Roberts Family Sells Nacogdoches Landmark June 15, 1901 On this day in 1901, the Roberts family sold the Old Stone Fort in Nacogdoches to William and Charles Perkins, who dismantled the structure and put up … Continue reading

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