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

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This Day in Texas History: “Gentleman Jim” Ferguson, Future Texas Governor, Born in Salado

This Day in Texas History: “Gentleman Jim” Ferguson, Future Texas Governor, Born in Salado August 31, 1871 On this day in 1871, James Edward Ferguson,

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This day in Texas History: Preservationist Rebecca Fisher Dies

This day in Texas History: Preservationist Rebecca Fisher Dies March 21, 1926 On this day in 1926, Rebecca Fisher died in Austin. She was born

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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

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This Day in Texas History: Killing of Sheriff Precipitates Ballad Tradition

This Day in Texas History: Killing of Sheriff Precipitates Ballad Tradition June 12, 1901 On this day in 1901, Gregorio Lira Cortez shot and killed

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