This Day in Texas History: “Bet-a-Million” Gates Dies

This Day in Texas History: “Bet-a-Million” Gates Dies August 9, 1911 On this day in 1911, barbed wire promoter and oilman John Warne (Bet-a-Million) Gates

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This Day in Texas History: Colt Patents the “Gun That Won the West”

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Colt Patents the “Gun That Won the West” February¬†25,¬†1836 On this day in

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