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This Day in Texas History: Soil Conservation Board established

This Day in Texas History: Soil Conservation Board established May 29, 1939 On this day in 1939, the State Soil Conservation Board was organized to implement state conservation laws and organize and assist soil-conservation districts across the state in response to the devastating Dust Bowl of the 1930s. State headquarters was established in Temple, and…
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This Day in Texas History: Bob Wills Dies

This Day in Texas History: Bob Wills Dies May 13, 1975 On this day in 1975, Legendary Texas swing musician James Robert (Bob) Wills died. He was born in 1905, near Kosse, in Limestone County, Texas. In 1913 his family moved to Hall County, where Wills learned to play the fiddle. In 1915 he played…
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This Day in Texas History: Dallas Tornado Outbreak Devastates Oak Cliff

This Day in Texas History: (from Wikipedia) Dallas Tornado Outbreak Devastates Oak Cliff April 2, 1957 On April 2, a low pressure system was situated over the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles with a warm front stretching into central Arkansas and a cold front stretching into western Texas east of El Paso, Lubbock, and Amarillo. Temperatures on that day reached the 70s in northern Texas with dewpoints in the upper 60s to near 70…
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This day in Texas History: Texas Rangers “rescue” Cynthia Ann Parker

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Texas Rangers “rescue” Cynthia Ann Parker December 18, 1860 On this day in 1860, Texas Rangers under the command of Lawrence S. Ross attacked a Comanche hunting camp at Mule Creek. During this raid the rangers were surprised to find that one of their captives…
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