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This Day in Texas History: Dr Pepper Incorporates

This Day in Texas History: Dr Pepper Incorporates July 06, 1923 On this day in 1923, the Dr Pepper Company was incorporated in Dallas. Dr Pepper was first made in Waco in 1885. Wade Morrison, owner of Morrison’s Old Corner Drug, employed a pharmacist named Charles Alderton, who, when not filling prescriptions, often served soft…
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This Day in Texas History: Republic of Texas Authorizes Ill-fated Peters Colony

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Republic of Texas Authorizes Ill-fated Peters Colony February 04, 1841 On this day in 1841, the Republic of Texas passed a law authorizing the president to enter into an empresario contract with William S. Peters of Pennsylvania and his associates. The contract required Peters to…
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Daily Image: The Message

While photographing the Rowlett Creek Cemetery in 2008, I was intrigued by the condition of the steeple on this little chapel.  It looks (to me) like a bolt of lightning made some significant alterations to the spike atop this little church. This image is slated for inclusion in a future edition of Texas As I…
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