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This Day in Texas History: Law Arrives West of the Pecos

This Day in Texas History: Law Arrives West of the Pecos August 02, 1882 On this day in 1882, the commissioners of Pecos County officially appointed Roy Bean justice of the peace. He retained the post, with short interruptions, until he retired voluntarily in 1902. Roy Bean, a frontier justice of the peace known as…
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This Day in Texas History: Roy Bean Stages a Prize Fight

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Roy Bean Stages a Prize Fight February 21, 1896 On this day in 1896, colorful lawman Roy Bean staged a heavyweight championship fight on a sandbar just below Langtry, on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande. Bean, known as the “Law West of the…
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This Day in Texas History: Brewmeister Opens Future Landmark Hotel

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives and Wikipedia) Brewmeister Opens Future Landmark Hotel January 31, 1859 On this date in 1859, William Menger opened his hotel, now a landmark, on Alamo Plaza in San Antonio. In partnership with Charles Philip Degen, he also operated a brewery on the site. The hotel is…
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