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by joe817
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:16 pm
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Topic: This Day In Texas History - September 18
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This Day In Texas History - September 18

1680 - The known facts of Antonio de Otermín's life are centered around the Pueblo Indian Revolt, which occurred in New Mexico in 1680. On August 10 of that year Indian discontent with Spanish rule erupted in the revolt, described by Hubert H. Bancroft as "the greatest disaster that ever befell Spai...
by joe817
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:16 pm
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Topic: Fort Milam
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Fort Milam

FORT MILAM. A second Fort Milam, later known as Fort Burleson, was constructed in January and February of 1839 on the east bank of the Brazos near the home of John Marlin, a few miles east of the old Fort Milam and two miles south of the site of present Marlin in Falls County. The new fort was a res...
by joe817
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:14 pm
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Topic: Off The Beaten Path - Bronte, TX
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Off The Beaten Path - Bronte, TX

BRONTE, TEXAS. Bronte, on U.S. Highway 277 at its junction with State Highway 158 in east central Coke County, was founded in the late 1880s and named for the English novelist Charlotte Brontë. J. B. McCutchen drove a herd of cattle into the area from Santa Anna in 1889, and other settlers followed,...
by joe817
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:41 pm
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Topic: This Day In History Elsewhere: Operation Market-Garden
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Re: This Day In History Elsewhere: Operation Market-Garden

Excellent. An ill-conceived plan by Montgomery. The movie A Bridge To Far was based on Market Garden. Thanks for posting ELB.
by joe817
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:17 am
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Topic: Fort Manhassett
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Fort Manhassett

FORT MANHASSETT. Fort Manhassett was located six miles west of Sabine Pass near State Highway 87 in southeastern Jefferson County. After the battle of Sabine Pass Confederate authorities feared that another Union invasion force might strike the upper Texas Gulf Coast near Sabine Pass. To block this ...
by joe817
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:16 am
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Topic: Off The Beaten Path - Burkeville, TX
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Off The Beaten Path - Burkeville, TX

BURKEVILLE, TEXAS. Burkeville is at the intersection of State highways 87 and 63, seventy miles northeast of Beaumont in northeast Newton County. John Burke, for whom the town was named, laid out the plots in 1844, although settlers had apparently been in the area for some time. Upon discovering tha...
by joe817
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:15 am
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Topic: This Day In Texas History - September 17
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This Day In Texas History - September 17

1853 - Fort Worth, originally Camp Worth, was established at the end of the Mexican War, when Gen. Winfield Scott sent forty-two men of Company F of the Second Dragoons under command of Maj. Ripley A. Arnold to North Texas to establish a post to guard East Texas settlements from the Indians. Acting ...
by joe817
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:35 am
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Topic: This Day In Texas History - September 16
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This Day In Texas History - September 16

1822 - John Holland Jenkins, soldier of the Republic of Texas, Texas Ranger, Confederate soldier, and author of an important memoir, was born on September 16, 1822, in Demopolis, Marengo County, Alabama. He was a man of little education but learned to write in a vigorous and cultivated style. By his...
by joe817
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:35 am
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Topic: Fort Semmes
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Fort Semmes

FORT SEMMES. The Aransas Pass is the navigable waterway between the barrier islands of San José and Mustang which lie on the Coastal Bend of Texas. After the start of the Civil War, this pass became a strategic place. Through it sailed vessels carrying Southern cotton to be exchanged for military su...
by joe817
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:34 am
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Topic: Off The Beaten Path - Cleburne, TX
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Off The Beaten Path - Cleburne, TX

CLEBURNE, TEXAS. Cleburne, the county seat of Johnson County, is on U.S. Highway 67 thirty miles south of Fort Worth. Its origin and growth can be attributed to its role as a crossroads and transportation center. The site was near the earliest Johnson County road, an old wagon trail that was used by...
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
Replies: 57
Views: 1253

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
Replies: 7
Views: 307

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.

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