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American History ~ Texas

Advertisements One of the oldest existing ferry services in Texas began 200 years ago. A member of Stephen F. Austin’s Old Three Hundred, Nathaniel Lynch, established his ferry in 1822. The flat-bottomed boat was pulled by hand using a rope strung across the San Jacinto River at Buffalo Bayou. The historic ferry played a vital […]

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Petrified Wood America

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American History

Advertisements A circan 1910 photo of Katy, Texas, which is 126 years old today.  It was on January 23, 1896, that the Katy Post office opened.  As late s the 1820s, Karankawa Indians hunted buffalo at the site where Katy is now situated. Present-day Fifth Street in Katy follows the course of the San Felipe […]

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American History 📜

Advertisements The Texas Quote of the Day is a story about Texas beer and comes from T. Lindsay Baker’s OUTSTANDING 1986  “Building the Lone Star,”  which is unbelievably well-documented and needs to be in every Texan’s library: “Erected in stages between 1883 and 1904, the Old Lone Star Brewery in San Antonio is in fact […]

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The Arcane Texas Fact of the Day:

Hanging Tree 😔