Friday, August 12, 2022

Today in Texas History

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1840 - Comanche Indians were defeated by the Texans' volunteer army at the Battle of Plum Creek near present-day Lockart, TX. The indians had plundered, stole horses and killed settlers and sacked the town of Linnville.

1982 - Joseph Arrington, known as "Joe Tex," died.

1983 - President Reagan traveled to El Paso, TX from Tampa, FL.

1983 - North of Boling, a sinkhole about 250 feet in diameter and twenty-five feet deep formed.

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I don't want to look like Connecticut, no offense, I don't want to look like Oklahoma, I don't want to look like California. I want to be uniquely Texas. And that's not to diss anybody else.
- Rick Perry

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