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This Day in Texas History: Camels Arrive in Texas

This Day in Texas History: Camels Arrive in Texas April 29, 1856 On this day in 1856, a shipload of camels arrived at the Texas port of Indianola. Secretary of War Jefferson Davis had urged Congress to bring the animals from North Africa to help the army in its Indian operations. Major H. C. Wayne…
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This Day in Texas History: Port of Saluria Prominent in Civil War

This Day in Texas History: Port of Saluria Prominent in Civil War April 25, 1861 On this day in 1861, 500 Federal troops stranded at the port of Saluria in Calhoun County were forced to surrender to Confederate colonel Earl Van Dorn. Saluria, at the eastern end of Matagorda Island, was founded in the 1840s…
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