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This Day in Texas History: Killer Tornado Presages Town’s Demise

This Day in Texas History: Killer Tornado Presages Town’s Demise April 27, 1907 On this day in 1907, a tornado hit Hemming, Texas, killing seven people and wiping out all but one of the town’s buildings. Hemming, in southern Cooke County, was established in 1889 and named for the donor of its school land. A…
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This Day in Texas History: Cotton Comes to the Rio Grande Valley

This Day in Texas History: (from the¬†Texas State Historical Association¬†archives) Cotton Comes to the Rio Grande Valley February 02, 1830 On this day in 1830, business partners John Stryker and James Wiley Magoffin arrived at Matamoros in the sloop Washington. They made port carrying a newly designed cotton gin and several hundred bags of upland…
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