This Day in Texas History: Alexander Cockrell Buys Dallas Townsite

This Day in Texas History: Alexander Cockrell Buys Dallas Townsite August 7, 1852 On this day in 1852, Alexander Cockrell paid $7,000 for the portion

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This Day in Texas History: Failed Assassination Attempt in El Paso

This Day in Texas History: Failed Assassination Attempt in El Paso April 17, 1881 On this day in 1881, Dallas Stoudenmire survived an assassination attempt

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This Day in Texas History: Iconoclast Publisher Killed in Waco

This Day in Texas History: Iconoclast Publisher Killed in Waco April 01, 1898 On this day in 1898, controversial journalist William Cowper Brann was fatally

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This Day in Texas History: Violence Presages End of Red-Light District

This Day in Texas History: (from the¬†Texas State Historical Association¬†archives) Violence Presages End of Red-Light District February 08, 1887 On this day in 1887, “Longhair

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