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Texas History

1845 - The United States Congress passed a bill that authorized the U.S. to annex the Republic of Texas. On March 1, U.S. President John Tyler signed the bill.

1948 - In San Angelo, twenty-three women met to found the Girls Rodeo Association. The school later became known as the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association.

1993 - U.S. Federal agents raided the compound of an armed religious cult in Waco, TX. The ATF had planned to arrest the leader of the Branch Davidians, David Koresh, on federal firearms charges. Four agents and six Davidians were killed and a 51-day standoff followed.


Texas Quote

You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas.
- Davy Crocket after losing the 1835 race for Tennessee's seat to the U.S. legislature.


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