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by joe817
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:33 am
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Topic: This Day In Texas History - July 17
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This Day In Texas History - July 17

1797 - Philip Nolan receives a passport to go to Mexican Texas. 1821 - Spain ceded Florida to the United States. In exchange, the United States dropped all claims to the areas now located in Texas. When the United States purchased Louisiana from France, the western boundary of French territory was u...
by joe817
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:32 am
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Topic: Fort Quitman
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Fort Quitman

FORT QUITMAN. Fort Quitman was eighty miles below El Paso and twenty miles southeast of the site of present-day McNary in far southern Hudspeth County. On September 28, 1858, Capt. Arthur T. Lee and companies C and H, Eighth Infantry, established the post on a barren and sandy plain 400 yards east o...
by joe817
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:31 am
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Topic: Off The Beaten Path - Port Lavaca, TX
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Off The Beaten Path - Port Lavaca, TX

PORT LAVACA, TEXAS. Port Lavaca, originally known as Lavaca, the county seat of Calhoun County, is in the north central part of the county (at 28°37' N, 96°38' W) on the west coast of Lavaca Bay. The town is served by U.S. Highway 87, State highways 35 and 238, Farm roads 1090 and 3084, and the Sout...
by joe817
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:07 pm
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Topic: Topographical maps
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Views: 353

Re: Topographical maps

I'm a huge fan of maps....use to spend hours looking at Atlases / road maps, etc....to answer the eternal question (well, at least for me, when I was a kid...) of "Where does the road end?" Topo maps are very cool as well! I still like looking at Google Maps and the like....seeing where things go.....
by joe817
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Especially Texan: René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle
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Especially Texan: René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle

"La Salle is primarily known for his landmark expeditions and failed colony. Continue reading below to discover more about his explorations. René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, explorer, was born in St. Herbland parish, Rouen, France, on November 22, 1643, the son of Catherine Geeset and Jean C...
by joe817
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Hunting Photos
Topic: Need your opinion
Replies: 31
Views: 390

Re: Need your opinion

Your question is more is it ethical. But, then, how would one herd it back to the landowner. Otherwise, game and wild animals are not livestock. They belong to the public domain, regulated for taking by state and federal regulations. We are not in merry old England. The Elk is essintially “ branded...
by joe817
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:53 am
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Topic: Short trip ideas
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Views: 285

Re: Short trip ideas

It all depends on where your interest lies. I would think adventuresome would be out of the places. Do you all like to tour historic places? My wife & I do. If so, I'd say Baton Rouge, or New Orleans, and start touring all of the old plantations on the Mississippi down in that area. A lot of great p...
by joe817
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Hunting Photos
Topic: Need your opinion
Replies: 31
Views: 390

Re: Need your opinion

I agree. In my way of thinking, a tagged elk(or any animal for that matter) is akin to a brand on a cow or horse. It claims ownership. I would leave it be.
by joe817
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:42 am
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Topic: This Day In Texas History - July 16
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Views: 27

This Day In Texas History - July 16

1839 - On this day in 1839, the main engagement of the Cherokee War began. The battle(known as The Battle Of The Neches) was fought near the Neches River a few miles west of Tyler. T. J. Rusk, Edward Burleson, and Kelsey H. Douglass led the Texas troops against Chief Bowl's Cherokees. Also on the fi...
by joe817
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:42 am
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Topic: Off The Beaten Path - Falfurrias, TX
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Views: 97

Off The Beaten Path - Falfurrias, TX

FALFURRIAS, TEXAS. Falfurrias, the county seat and principal trading center of Brooks County, is on State Highway 281 sixty miles southwest of Corpus Christi and ninety miles from Laredo in the northern part of the county. Its founding and development were largely the effort of Edward C. Lasater, pi...
by joe817
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:41 am
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Topic: Fort McIntosh
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Views: 83

Fort McIntosh

FORT MCINTOSH. Fort McIntosh, on the Rio Grande near Laredo, was established in the aftermath of the Mexican War and abandoned after World War II. American occupation of the former Spanish presidio dates from the arrival in November 1846 of Capt. Mirabeau B. Lamar, former president of the Republic o...
by joe817
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: No place but Alabama
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Re: No place but Alabama

philip964 wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:18 pm
https://www.al.com/news/huntsville/2019 ... ators.html

What’s worse than a meth attack squirrel, how about a meth-gator.
That's about as bad as feeding a snake uranium to turn it into a "super snake". :lol:
by joe817
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:13 am
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Topic: This Day In Texas History - July 15
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Views: 28

This Day In Texas History - July 15

1824 - Stephen F. Austin granted Robert Hardin (or Hampton) Kuykendall two leagues of land, one on the east side and one on the west side of the Colorado River. Kuykendall established his home on the east league near the site of present Glen Flora and named it Pleasant Farm Plantation. 1836 - Almanz...
by joe817
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fort Elliott
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Views: 152

Fort Elliott

FORT ELLIOTT. Fort Elliott was the United States Army outpost in the eastern Texas Panhandle from 1875 to 1890. Though never involved in a major military engagement, it helped transform the Panhandle from Indian hunting territory into a settlement area. Troops from Fort Elliott patrolled the borders...

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