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This Day in Texas History: Halley’s Comet Strikes Northeast Texas

This Day in Texas History: Halley’s Comet Strikes Northeast Texas May 19, 1910 On this day in 1910, a 500-pound meteorite fell to earth outside the northeast Texas community of Charleston during the passage of Halley’s Comet. Delta County’s most publicized event of the decade was not without precedent, however, as more than 230 meteorites…
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This day in Texas History: Brewster County Exposes “Dummy Town”

This day in Texas History: Brewster County Exposes “Dummy Town” February 08, 1910 On this day in 1910, a Brewster County grand jury exposed the Progress City swindle. The grand jury, led by well-known cattleman and Sul Ross State University founder Joseph D. Jackson, reported on the Progress City Town Site Company. This bogus organization…
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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 future Sul Ross State University, began operations. The school, located at Alpine in Brewster County, was authorized by the Thirty-fifth Legislature in 1917. Named after Lawrence Sullivan Ross, governor of…
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This Day in Texas History: Meteorite from Halley’s Comet Strikes Northeast Texas

This Day in Texas History: Meteorite from Halley’s Comet Strikes Northeast Texas May 19, 1910 On this day in 1910, a 500-pound meteorite fell to earth outside the northeast Texas community of Charleston during the passage of Halley’s Comet. Delta County’s most publicized event of the decade was not without precedent, however, as more than…
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