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This Day in Texas History: “Rough Riders” Ordered From San Antonio to Florida

This Day in Texas History: “Rough Riders” Ordered From San Antonio to Florida May 30, 1898 On this day in 1898, Gen. Nelson A. Miles ordered the First United States Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, better known as the “Rough Riders,” to Tampa, Florida, to take part in the forthcoming invasion of Cuba as part of the…
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This Day in Texas History: Marshal Guns Down Notorious Outlaw / Lawman

This Day in Texas History: Marshal Guns Down Notorious Outlaw / Lawman April 05, 1896 On this day in 1896, in El Paso, U.S. deputy marshal George A. Scarborough shot constable John Selman, a celebrated gunman and gambler who had just left the Wigwam Saloon. Selman died the next day on the operating table. Scarborough…
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