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Today’s Notable Texan: Gene Autry

Today’s Notable Texan: Gene Autry Gene Autry (1907–1998), the movie star known as the “Singing Cowboy,” was born Orvon Gene Autry in Tioga, Texas, on September 29, 1907. He was the first child of cattle rancher Delbert Autry. A few years after his birth, the family moved to Ravia, Oklahoma. At age five Gene began…
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2/8/2013 Daily Image: Will Rogers

2/8/2013 Daily Image:  Will Rogers The Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth is a multipurpose entertainment complex of 45 acres under one roof.  Comprising 85 acres in the Fort Worth Cultural District, the Will Rogers Coliseum was erected in 1936, along with the auditorium and Landmark Pioneer Tower. The coliseum was the largest domed…
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This Day in Texas History: Cowboy, Author, and Detective Born on Texas Coast

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Cowboy, Author, and Detective Born on Texas Coast February 07, 1855 On this day in 1855, Charles Siringo was born in Matagorda County. Beginning in 1870, he worked as a cowboy, part of the time for Shanghai Pierce, and later helped establish the LX Ranch.…
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This day in Texas History: Actor Guinn Williams Jr. Dies

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Actor Guinn Williams Jr. Dies January 06, 1962 On this day in 1962, Guinn Williams Jr., who enjoyed a lengthy career as a character actor, died in Van Nuys, California. Williams, who was named for his congressman father, was born in 1899 in Decatur, Texas.…
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