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This Day in Texas History: Alamo Survivor Dies

This Day in Texas History: Alamo Survivor Dies October 7, 1883 On this day in 1883, Susanna Wilkerson Dickinson, survivor of the Alamo, died in Austin. The Tennessee native married Almaron Dickinson in 1829 and moved to Gonzales, Texas, in … Continue reading

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Today’s Notable Texan: Jim Bowie

Today’s Notable Texan: Jim Bowie (From Wikipedia) James “Jim” Bowie (c. 1796 – March 6, 1836), a 19th-century American pioneer, soldier, smuggler, slave trader, and land speculator, played a prominent role in the Texas Revolution, culminating in his death at … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Madam Candelaria Dies at age 113

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) “Madam Candelaria” Dies at age 113 February 10, 1899 On this day in 1899, Andrea Castañón Villanueva (Madam Candelaria), who claimed to be a survivor of the battle of the … 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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