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This Day in Texas History: Mason County Courthouse Burns

This Day in Texas History: Mason County Courthouse Burns January 21, 1877 On this day in 1877, the Mason County courthouse burned, destroying all early county records, including those pertaining to the Mason County War. This deadly episode began as a feud over cattle rustling but grew into a conflict between the Anglo and German…
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This Day in Texas History: Mexican Raiders Strike Texas Ranch

This Day in Texas History: Mexican Raiders Strike Texas Ranch March 25, 1918 On this day in 1918, in what proved to be the last serious incident of the border troubles initiated by the Mexican Revolution, Mexican raiders attacked the Neville ranch in northwest Presidio County. Edwin W. Neville’s isolated ranch stretched for eighteen miles…
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This day in Texas History: Heroism of the “Texas Division”

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Heroism of the “Texas Division” January 20, 1944 On this day in 1944, the Thirty-sixth Infantry Division, nicknamed the “Texas Division,” began its “two-day nightmare,” the crossing of the Rapido River in Italy. General Mark Clark needed pressure on the German defensive line below Rome…
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