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This Day in Texas History:  Spanish Regulations Changes Frontier Line

This Day in Texas History: September 10th, 1772:  Spanish Regulations Changes Frontier Line in Texas  On this day in 1772, the New Regulations for Presidios were formally issued by King Charles III of Spain. They changed the settlement pattern of Texas. Since Spain had acquired the Louisiana Territory from France near the conclusion of the…
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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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