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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 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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This day in Texas History: Dan Blocker born

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Dan Blocker born December 10, 1928 On this day in 1928, the future television star Dan Blocker was born in DeKalb, Texas. When he was six years old the family moved to O’Donnell, in Lynn County, where his father operated a general store. Dan attended Texas…
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