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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: REA Brings Electricity to Rural Texas

This Day in Texas History: REA Brings Electricity to Rural Texas March 09, 1936 On this day in 1936, a fifty-eight-mile power line near Bartlett, Texas, was energized, according to some sources the first in the nation under the Rural Electrification Administration. When President Franklin D. Roosevelt began the REA in May 1935, only about…
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