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This Day in Texas History: Fort Inge Established on Texas Frontier

This Day in Texas History: Fort Inge Established on Texas Frontier March 13, 1849 On this day in 1849, frontier artist and military officer Capt. Seth Eastman and his companies established Camp Leona on the Leona River in southern Uvalde County. The outpost, which was soon renamed Fort Inge, was part of a federal line…
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This Day in Texas History: Colt Patents the “Gun That Won the West”

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Colt Patents the “Gun That Won the West” February 25, 1836 On this day in 1836, Samuel Colt of Hartford, Connecticut patented the Colt revolver. This invention, along with windmills and barbed wire, brought order to the Great Plains. It was eventually produced in numerous…
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This Day in Texas History: Roy Bean Stages a Prize Fight

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Roy Bean Stages a Prize Fight February 21, 1896 On this day in 1896, colorful lawman Roy Bean staged a heavyweight championship fight on a sandbar just below Langtry, on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande. Bean, known as the “Law West of the…
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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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