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by joe817
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Especially Texan: Benjamin Rush Milam
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Especially Texan: Benjamin Rush Milam

"Ben Milam was important to the development of Texas as a soldier, entrepreneur, and colonizer. Continue reading to discover more about his life and adventures.... Ben Milam was born in Frankfort, Kentucky, on October 20, 1788, the fifth of the six children of Moses and Elizabeth Pattie Milam. He en...
by joe817
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: The "Waiting Room"
Topic: Time to Wait
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Time to Wait

Hi Chief4. Welcome to the forum! :tiphat:

That was darn quick turn around! Hope you get your license soon!
by joe817
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Prayer Requests & Updates
Topic: Oljames3
Replies: 13
Views: 273

Re: Oljames3

Prayers sent. May he be quickly healed and pain free.
by joe817
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Our Texas Heritage - The Chisholm Trail
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Views: 37

Our Texas Heritage - The Chisholm Trail

CHISHOLM TRAIL. The Chisholm Trail was the major route out of Texas for livestock. Although it was used only from 1867 to 1884, the longhorn cattle driven north along it provided a steady source of income that helped the impoverished state recover from the Civil War. Youthful trail hands on mustangs...
by joe817
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: This Day In Texas History - June 25
Replies: 0
Views: 26

This Day In Texas History - June 25

1830 - Fort Tenoxtitlán, constructed in 1830 in what is now northeastern Burleson County, was part of a chain of military garrisons designed to Mexicanize Texas and stanch immigration from the United States pursuant to the Law of April 6, 1830. On June 25, 1830, Lt. Col. José Francisco Ruiz was disp...
by joe817
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Off The Beaten Path - Hempstead, TX
Replies: 0
Views: 25

Off The Beaten Path - Hempstead, TX

HEMPSTEAD, TEXAS. Hempstead, the county seat of Waller County, is on U.S. Highway 290 at its junction with State highways 6 and 159, fifty miles northwest of Houston. Dr. Richard Rodgers Peebles and James W. McDade, founders of Hempstead, organized the Hempstead Town Company on December 29, 1856, to...
by joe817
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: NH: Pick up truck driver charged with negligent homicide in deaths of 7 motorcyclists
Replies: 28
Views: 604

Re: NH: Pick up truck driver charged with negligent homicide in deaths of 7 motorcyclists

I was not aware that they finally outlawed it in Texas. Based on the large amount of people I see texting on the roads, there are a lot of people who aren't aware. Oh, they all know. They just don’t think the law applies to them. :iagree: totally. They ignore the law and Texans are still getting ki...
by joe817
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Little Known Texas Facts - The Salt Industry in Texas
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Little Known Texas Facts - The Salt Industry in Texas

Grand Saline sits at the top of the largest and purest salt dome in the United States, which Morton Salt has been mining since 1931. Seismic tests have shown the dome descends to a depth of 20,000 feet. The Morton Salt Mine in Grand Saline is the town’s largest employer and one of three rock-salt m...
by joe817
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Oregon Politics Heating Up
Replies: 15
Views: 602

Re: Oregon Politics Heating Up

WTR wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:02 pm
I believe the Dems fled to Oklahoma in 2003 to avoid a vote.
That''s it! Thanks. :tiphat: IIRC, Rick Perry was Governor.
by joe817
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: This Day In Texas History - June 24
Replies: 0
Views: 30

This Day In Texas History - June 24

1699 - San Juan Bautista Mission was founded on St. John's Day, June 24, 1699, on the Río de Sabinas, some twenty-five miles north of Lampazos, Nuevo León, Mexico, with 150 Indians of various Coahuiltecan bands. It lasted only a few months at this site, then was reestablished on January 1, 1700, at ...
by joe817
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Off The Beaten Path - Edna. TX
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Views: 73

Off The Beaten Path - Edna. TX

EDNA, TEXAS. Edna, the county seat of Jackson County, was established in 1882 when the New York, Texas and Mexican Railway line was built from Rosenberg to Victoria and bypassed Texana, then the county seat. Construction of the railroad began in September 1881. Edna was laid out on land owned by Mrs...
by joe817
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Little Known Texas Facts - The Salt Industry in Texas
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Little Known Texas Facts - The Salt Industry in Texas

I didn't know this until I stumbled upon this. Learn something new every day: "SALT INDUSTRY. Salt is the oldest and most continuously produced commercial mineral in Texas. Long before the arrival of white men, Indians obtained salt from numerous salt lakes, salines, and salt springs and from the al...
by joe817
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday Redneck_Buddha!!
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Happy Birthday Redneck_Buddha!!

Happy Birthday RB!

:party: :party:
by joe817
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Marine Corps Adopts Sig Sauer M18
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Marine Corps Adopts Sig Sauer M18

From the article:

"This year the branch is scheduled purchase 35,000 at a price of roughly $6 million. " Wow! That's about $171.42 each! :shock:

Can I get in on that action? :biggrinjester:
by joe817
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Legislative Discussions
Topic: Federal Suppressor Ban proposed
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Federal Suppressor Ban proposed

Wow! That sounds more like a nail gun like roofers use, than a rifle report! :shock:

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