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A Fortuitous Change of Plans

In the middle of a 2500 mile Route 66 loop… May 2011 involved a lot of driving… As part of a 2500 mile road trip that took us from Frisco, Texas (where we lived for 9 years before realizing we belonged in Dallas) through New Mexico and Arizona and looping around through El Paso –…
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This Day in Texas History: Railroad Crew Founds Valentine, Texas

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Railroad Crew Founds Valentine, Texas February 14, 1882 On this day in 1882, the town of Valentine, Texas was founded and named when a Southern Pacific Railroad crew building east from El Paso reached the site. Valentine, in Jeff Davis County, is thirty-six miles west…
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