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1840 - Texas Rangers and a volunteer army defeated Comanches at Plum Creek near Lockhart. On August 5, a large band of Comanches began killing and looting across Central Texas. The Comanche attacks were in response to the Council House Fight on March 19, 1840.

1914 - The Duval County courthouse was destroyed by fire.

1961 - The Texas legislature adopted the design for the reverse side of the Great Seal of Texas. The design was submitted by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.




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- Rosemary Kent


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