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by joe817
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:32 am
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Topic: This Day In Texas History - September 15
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This Day In Texas History - September 15

1763 - Athanase de Mézières y Clugny, the son of Louis Christophe de Mézières and Marie Antoinette Clugny, was born to nobility in Paris.. His career as an infantryman in Louisiana began in the early 1730s. Over the next thirty years he served as ensign, lieutenant, and captain. In the 1740s he was ...
by joe817
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:31 am
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Topic: Camp Pena Colorado
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Camp Pena Colorado

CAMP PEÑA COLORADO. Camp Peña Colorado, originally known as Cantonment Peña Colorado, was a post of the United States Army for almost fifteen years in the late 1800s. It was located about four miles southwest of the site of present-day Marathon in north central Brewster County. The post was built on...
by joe817
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:30 am
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Topic: Off The Beaten Path - Florence, TX
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Off The Beaten Path - Florence, TX

FLORENCE, TEXAS. Florence is on State Highway 195 thirty-four miles north of Austin in northwestern Williamson County. The site was settled in the early 1850s and briefly called Brooksville but had become known as Florence by 1857, when its first post office was established. The origin of this name ...
by joe817
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: ARMED CITIZEN ARMORY
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Views: 1053

Re: ARMED CITIZEN ARMORY

Done. #53
by joe817
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:44 pm
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Topic: Off The Beaten Path - Mineola, TX
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Views: 114

Re: Off The Beaten Path - Mineola, TX

Oldgringo wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:00 pm
I really enjoy these historic posts. I'm looking forward to one on Rusk, TX.
I did O.G. About 3 weeks ago: https://texaschlforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=97003

No worries. It's all good.
by joe817
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:24 am
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Topic: This Day In Texas History - September 14
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This Day In Texas History - September 14

1836 - Henry Mason Morfit, United States emissary to Texas in 1836, was born between 1790 and 1800 in Norfolk, Virginia, where he studied law and was admitted to the bar. For a while he lived in Missouri and later in Baltimore, Maryland. He married Catharine Campbell about 1816 in Washington, D.C. T...
by joe817
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:23 am
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Topic: Fort Chambers
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Fort Chambers

FORT CHAMBERS. Fort Chambers, built during the Civil War, was a small Confederate mud fortification located about halfway between the site of Fort Anahuac and the town of Anahuac in Chambers County. It was built in late 1862 under the direction of Heinrich Mueller of Galveston, who was in the Confed...
by joe817
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:23 am
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Topic: Off The Beaten Path - Nocona, TX
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Off The Beaten Path - Nocona, TX

NOCONA, TEXAS. Nocona is on U.S. Highway 82 twelve miles north of Montague in north central Montague County. Settlement there began in the 1870s, when William Broaddus and D. C. Jordan moved 15,000 cattle into the region and established a ranch not far from the present townsite. In 1887 surveyors fo...
by joe817
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:51 pm
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Topic: This Day In Texas History - September 13
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: This Day In Texas History - September 13

Thanks for the clarification ELB!
by joe817
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:26 am
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Topic: Off The Beaten Path - Mineola, TX
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Off The Beaten Path - Mineola, TX

MINEOLA, TEXAS. Mineola is at the crossing of U.S. highways 69 and 80, eighty miles east of Dallas in southwestern Wood County. Before 1873 the place was called Sodom. According to some, Maj. Ira H. Evans, an International-Great Northern Railroad official who laid out the townsite, named the town fo...
by joe817
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:18 am
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Topic: This Day In Texas History - September 13
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This Day In Texas History - September 13

1686 - Don Melchor Portocarrero Lasso de la Vega, Count of Monclova, became viceroy of New Spain on November 30, 1686. As a member of the Council of the Indies, he had come to America with a directive from that body to rid Texas of the French menace caused by La Salle's settlement at Fort St. Louis....
by joe817
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:17 am
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Topic: Fort Crockett
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Views: 50

Fort Crockett

FORT CROCKETT. Fort Crockett, named after David Crockett, was a United States military reservation on Galveston Island. It was built in 1897 for coast artillery training and harbor defense. Its batteries, which fronted the Gulf of Mexico, held ten-inch guns, mortars, and rapid-fire guns. It was firs...
by joe817
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:06 am
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Topic: Especially Texan: Mary A. Maverick
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Especially Texan: Mary A. Maverick

"Mary Maverick's journal provides an interesting glimpse into the experiences of a Texas pioneer. Continue reading below to discover more about her life. Mary Maverick, pioneer and diarist, whose published memoirs chronicle her pioneer experiences in Texas, was born on March 16, 1818, in Tuscaloosa ...
by joe817
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:05 am
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Topic: This Day In Texas History - September 12
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Views: 22

This Day In Texas History - September 12

1816 - Moses (Morin) and his younger brother Jao (Joseph) De la Porta financed the first settlement by Europeans on Galveston Island in 1816. The brothers were born in Portugal of Jewish parentage and found their way to Texas. The brothers financed the privateering venture of Louis Michel Aury and J...
by joe817
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:04 am
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Topic: Off The Beaten Path - Sonora, TX
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Views: 99

Off The Beaten Path - Sonora, TX

SONORA, TEXAS. Sonora, the county seat of Sutton County, is on Interstate Highway 10 sixty-five miles south of San Angelo and ninety miles north of Del Rio in the north central portion of the county. About 1885 Charles G. (Charlie) Adams, a rancher and merchant from Fort McKavett, settled on four se...

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