Sunday, September 24, 2023

Today in Texas History

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1874 - Clay McGonagill was born in Sweethome, TX. He was a rodeo cowboy known as the world's best steer roper. He was inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1975.

1903 - In Port Bolivar, a Gulf and Inter-State Railway passenger train arrived from Beaumont. The completion of the railway was delayed by more than three years after the Galveston Hurricane of September 8, 1900 destroyed tracks.

1962 - In Fort Worth, TX, the first Van Cliburn International Piano Competition was held.

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Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called "walking."
- George W. Bush

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