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This Day in Texas History: Johnny Horton Dies

This Day in Texas History: Johnny Horton Dies November 5, 1960 On this day in 1960, singer Johnny Horton died in a car accident in Milano, Texas. Though he was born in Los Angeles in 1925, Horton grew up in East Texas and graduated from high school in Gallatin. He attended junior college in Jacksonville…
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This Day in Texas History: Rockabilly Star is Born in Nacogdoches

This Day in Texas History: Rockabilly Star is Born in Nacogdoches Aprii 15, 1937 Robert Glynn (Bob) Luman, guitarist and country and rockabilly singer, was born in Nacogdoches, Texas, on April 15, 1937, the son of Joe and Lavine Luman. Luman was introduced to music by his father, who played the fiddle, guitar, and harmonica…
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This day in Texas History: Rockabilly Singer Born in Nacogdoches

This day in Texas History: Rockabilly Singer Born in Nacogdoches April 15, 1937 Robert Glynn (Bob) Luman (1937–1978), guitarist and country / rockabilly singer, was born in Nacogdoches, Texas, on April 15, 1937, the son of Joe and Lavine Luman. Luman was introduced to music by his father, who played the fiddle, guitar, and harmonica…
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Kilgore, Texas: The World’s Richest Acre

On Oct. 3, 1930, in a Rusk County pasture, 70-year-old Columbus M. “Dad” Joiner brought in the Daisy Bradford 3 and unknowingly tapped into the world’s largest pocket of oil. The resulting oil boom brought thousands of producers and drillers into East Texas, turned the quiet little communities into raucous boom towns and made millions…
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