Monthly Archives: October 2014

This Day in Texas History: Crone Furr Dies in Amarillo

This Day in Texas History: Crone Furr Dies in Amarillo October 30, 1946 On this day in 1946, Crone Webster Furr, food merchant, died in Amarillo. Starting with a small crossroads grocery store near McKinney, Crone Furr and his family … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Battle of Concepción Ignites Siege of Bexar

This Day in Texas History: Battle of Concepción Ignites Siege of Bexar October 28, 1835 On this day in 1835, Texans and Mexicans skirmished near San Antonio at the battle of Concepción, the opening engagement in the siege of Bexar. … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Plane Crashes Into Religious Shrine

This Day in Texas History: Plane Crashes Into Religious Shrine October 23, 1970 On this day in 1970, the lower Rio Grande Valley town of San Juan made international headlines when Francis B. Alexander smashed a rented single-engine plane into … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Aaron Burr Acquitted of Treason

This Day in Texas History: Aaron Burr Acquitted of Treason October 20, 1807 On this day in 1807, the treason trial of Aaron Burr, former vice president of the United States and a minor player in Texas history, came to … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: On Texas Soil, Presidents Meet for the First Time

This Day in Texas History: On Texas Soil, Presidents Meet for the First Time October 16, 1909 On this day in 1909, presidents William Howard Taft and Porfirio Díaz met in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, the first meeting in … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Emmett Scott Appointed to Reduce Racial Tension

This Day in Texas History: Emmett Scott Appointed to Reduce Racial Tension October 15, 1917 On this day in 1917, Secretary of War Newton D. Baker appointed Emmett Jay Scott his special assistant to urge the equal and impartial application … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Future General and President Born in Denison

This Day in Texas History: Future General and President Born in Denison October 14, 1890 On this day in 1890, Dwight David Eisenhower, general of the army and thirty-fourth president of the United States, was born in a two-story frame … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Salt War Turns Bloody

This Day in Texas History: Salt War Turns Bloody October 10, 1877 On this day in 1877, Charles H. Howard shot and killed Louis Cardis in a store in El Paso. The killing was merely the latest, though hardly the … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Freethinker Whipped in Bell County

This Day in Texas History: Freethinker Whipped in Bell County October 6, 1877 On this day in 1877, botanist and doctor Levi James Russell was whipped for being an infidel and free thinker. The Georgia native was born in 1831 … Continue reading

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Join Us for Southlake’s Oktoberfest

Howdy everyone! We will be at Southlake’s Oktoberfest this weekend.  Stop by and say Hi if you have time.  It will be fun.  We will be in booths 66 & 67 facing north toward the Town Hall – right next … Continue reading

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