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This Day in Texas History: WFAA Radio Goes On the Air

This Day in Texas History: WFAA Radio Goes On the Air June 26, 1922 On this day in 1922, radio station WFAA in Dallas began transmitting. The A. H. Belo Corporation, publisher of the Dallas Morning News and the Texas Almanac, owned WFAA. WFAA, which stands for Working For All Together, was the brainchild of…
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This Day in Texas History: Pappy O’Daniel Born in Ohio

This Day in Texas History: Pappy O’Daniel Born in Ohio March 11, 1890 On this day in 1890, future Texas governor and U.S. senator W. Lee (Pappy) O’Daniel was born in Malta, Ohio. He came to Texas in 1925 as sales manager of the Burrus Mill and Elevator Company in Fort Worth, manufacturer of Light…
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This Day in Texas History: Future Member of the Country Music Hall of Fame Born in Texas

This Day in Texas History: (from the¬†Texas State Historical Association¬†archives) Future Member of the Country Music Hall of Fame Born in Texas January 29, 1908 On this day in 1908, Alton Stricklin, County Music Hall of Fame musician, was born in Antioch, Texas. He joined Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys in 1935, after Bob…
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