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This Day in Texas History: “Rough Riders” Ordered From San Antonio to Florida

This Day in Texas History: “Rough Riders” Ordered From San Antonio to Florida May 30, 1898 On this day in 1898, Gen. Nelson A. Miles ordered the First United States Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, better known as the “Rough Riders,” to Tampa, Florida, to take part in the forthcoming invasion of Cuba as part 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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