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This Day in Texas History: Fess Parker Dies

This Day in Texas History: Fess Parker Dies March 19, 2010 On this day in 2010, Fess Parker, who portrayed both Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone, died at the age of 85. Parker, born August 16, 1924 in Fort Worth, … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Red Adair is Born

This Day in Texas History: Red Adair is Born June 18, 1915 Paul Neal “Red” Adair, the Texas oil well firefighter, was born on June 18, 1915, in Houston, Texas, to Charles and Mary Adair. He had four brothers and … Continue reading

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This day in Texas History: Actor Guinn Williams Jr. Dies

This day in Texas History: (from the¬†Texas State Historical Association¬†archives) Actor Guinn Williams Jr. Dies January 06, 1962 On this day in 1962, Guinn Williams Jr., who enjoyed a lengthy career as a character actor, died in Van Nuys, California. … Continue reading

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