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This Day in Texas History: First Permanent Settler Arrives at Point Bolivar

This Day in Texas History: First Permanent Settler Arrives at Point Bolivar August 5, 1838 On this day in 1838, Samuel D. Parr arrived at Point Bolivar and claimed a league of land there, thus becoming the first permanent settler in the area. Point Bolivar is at the western tip of Bolivar Peninsula, across from…
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This Day in Texas History: Pirate Resigns as Ruler of Galveston Island

This Day in Texas History: Pirate Resigns as Ruler of Galveston Island July 31, 1817 On this day in 1817, pirate Louis Michel Aury resigned his Mexican commission to rule Galveston Island. Aury, born in Paris about 1788, served in the French navy and on French privateers from 1802 or 1803 until 1810, when he…
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This Day in Texas History: First Permanent Settler at Point Bolivar

This Day in Texas History: First Permanent Settler at Point Bolivar August 05, 1838 On this day in 1838, Samuel D. Parr arrived at Point Bolivar and claimed a league of land there, thus becoming the first permanent settler in the area. Point Bolivar is at the western tip of Bolivar Peninsula, across from the…
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