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This Day in Texas History: Roy Bean Stages a Prize Fight

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Roy Bean Stages a Prize Fight February 21, 1896 On this day in 1896, colorful lawman Roy Bean staged a heavyweight championship fight on a sandbar just below Langtry, on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande. Bean, known as the “Law West of the…
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This Day in Texas History: Cowboy, Author, and Detective Born on Texas Coast

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Cowboy, Author, and Detective Born on Texas Coast February 07, 1855 On this day in 1855, Charles Siringo was born in Matagorda County. Beginning in 1870, he worked as a cowboy, part of the time for Shanghai Pierce, and later helped establish the LX Ranch.…
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