Dallas Pioneer Cemetery

Most people are not familiar with one of Dallas’ most remarkable landmarks right in the heart of the City.  Nestled in the crook formed by

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This Day in Texas History: Higher Education Comes to Big Bend

This Day in Texas History: Higher Education Comes to Big Bend June 14, 1920 On this date in 1920, Sul Ross State Normal College, the

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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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This Day in Texas History: Fantasy Author Commits Suicide

This Day in Texas History: Fantasy Author Commits Suicide June 11, 1936 On this day in 1936, author Robert Ervin Howard committed suicide in Cross

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This Day in Texas History: First Armed Clash Between Anglo Texans and Mexicans

This Day in Texas History: First Armed Clash Between Anglo Texans and Mexicans June 10, 1832 On this day in 1832, a rebel force attacked

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This Day in Texas History: Novelist Dies After Fistfight

This Day in Texas History: Novelist Dies After Fistfight June 07, 1979 On this day in 1979, Asa Earl Carter, part Indian, segregationist, politician, speechwriter,

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This Day in Texas History: Rudder’s Rangers Distinguish Themselves at Normandy

This Day in Texas History: Rudder’s Rangers Distinguish Themselves at Normandy June 06, 1944 On this day in 1944, D-day, James Earl Rudder commanded the

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This Day in Texas History: “Bandit Queen” Marries for the Last Time

This Day in Texas History: “Bandit Queen” Marries for the Last Time June 05, 1880 On this day in 1880, Myra Maybelle (Belle) Shirley Reed,

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This Day in Texas History: Border Photographer Documents Mexican Revolution

This Day in Texas History: Border Photographer Documents Mexican Revolution June 04, 1913 On this day in 1913, Brownsville photographer Robert Runyon arrived in Matamoros

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This Day in Texas History: Horse Marines Capture Mexican Ship

This Day in Texas History: Horse Marines Capture Mexican Ship June 03, 1836 On this day in 1836, a mounted ranger company in the service

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