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This Day in Texas History: Congress Creates United States Border Patrol

This Day in Texas History: Congress Creates United States Border Patrol May 28, 1924 On this day in 1924, the U.S. Congress established the United States Border Patrol as part of the Immigration Bureau, an arm of the Department of Labor. Its duties included the prevention of smuggling and the arrest of illegal entrants into…
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This day in Texas History: Davy Crockett Loses Election, Heads for Alamo

This day in Texas History: (from the¬†Texas State Historical Association¬†archives) Davy Crockett Loses Election, Heads for Alamo January 09, 1836 On this day in 1836, after losing his bid for a fourth term as a Tennessee representative to the U. S. Congress, Davy Crockett wrote a letter stating his intention to go to Texas. This,…
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