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Texas History

1861 - At Fort Fillmore, AZ, Lt. Col. John Robert Baylor led 300 men of the Confederate Second Texas Mounted Rifles in an assault on Union forces under Maj. Isaac Lynde.

1880 - The town of Kyle was established. David E. Moore and Fergus Kyle deeded 200 acres for a townsite to the International-Great Northern Railroad.

1893 - Josephine Lucchese was born in San Antonio. She was known in Europe as the "American Nightingale."

1917 - Near Houston, construction of Camp Logan began. The site was eventually used to create Memorial Park.

2010 - The Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame officially opened in Fort Worth. It had been in Belton, TX, for 35 years.

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Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word.
- Author John Steinbeck

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