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Texas History

1796 - Friedrich Diercks was born near the village of Neustadtgödens, Germany. In 1831, he founded Industry, TX, in Austin County. Industry was the first permanent German settlement in Texas.

1876 - The JA Ranch was created when Charles Goodnight and John G. Adair finalized a contract. It is the oldest known privately held cattle ranch in the Texas Panhandle.

1915 - Paul "Red" Adair was born in Houston, TX. Adair was an oil well firefighter known for putting out the Devil's Cigarette Lighter.

1971 - Southwest Airlines began service with its first flight from Love Field in Dallas.

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I'd rather be a fencepost in Texas, than the king of Tennessee.
- Chris Wall, Singer-Songwriter-Austin

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