Monthly Archives: November 2014

2015 Calendars Available NOW

We have 2015 calendars available in several themes. This is the time to order if you want them by the end of the year. They are each individually printed and assembled right here in North Dallas using heavy card stock produced in Texas … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Alleged Attack on Fort Ringgold Draws Machine-Gun Fire

This Day in Texas History: Alleged Attack on Fort Ringgold Draws Machine-Gun Fire November 20, 1899 On this date in 1899, U.S. troops fired on civilians at Rio Grande City, Texas. Black soldiers of Troop D of the Ninth United … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Mormons Arrive in Texas

This Day in Texas History: Mormons Arrive in Texas November 19, 1845 On this day in 1845, the first group of Mormon settlers to come to Texas, led by Lyman Wight, arrived in Grayson County. After wintering in an abandoned … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: The Circus Comes to Town

This Day in Texas History: The Circus Comes to Town November 8, 1852 On this day in 1852, the first recorded mention of the distinctive Mexican circus in Texas appeared in the San Antonio Ledger. Though the performing groups may … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Castaways Begin Amazing Journey

This Day in Texas History: Castaways Begin Amazing Journey November 6, 1528 On this day in 1528, some eighty survivors of the Narváez expedition washed up on an island off the Texas coast. The castaways included Álvar Núñez Cabeza de … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Johnny Horton Dies

This Day in Texas History: Johnny Horton Dies November 5, 1960 On this day in 1960, singer Johnny Horton died in a car accident in Milano, Texas. Though he was born in Los Angeles in 1925, Horton grew up in … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Blues Queen Born in Houston

This Day in Texas History: Blues Queen Born in Houston November 1, 1898 On this day in 1898, blues singer Sippie Wallace was born in Houston. Beulah Thomas Wallace was part of a large and musically talented family; her older … Continue reading

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