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Texas History

1882 - The Matador Land and Cattle Company of Dundee, Scotland, purchased the Matador ranch in Motley County, Texas. The ranch eventually grew to 861,000 acres in several Texas counties. It also leased land in in Montana (500,000 acres) and South Dakota (300,000 acres).

1928 - In Reagan County, Carl G. Cromwell's oil well University 1-B came in at 8,525 feet. It was the deepest well in the world until 1931.

1959 - A monkey named Sam was launched into space in a capsule developed by engineers at San Antonio's Brooks Air Force Base.

2010 - The USS Fort Worth was launched.

2012 - Josh Hamilton (Texas Rangers) was awarded the Greatness in Baseball Yearly Award for the MLB Hitting Performance of the Year for his four homeruns on May 8, 2012, against the Baltimore Orioles.




Texas Quote

I must say as to what I have seen of Texas it is the garden spot of the world. The best land and the best prospects for health I ever saw, and I do believe it is a fortune to any man to come here. There is a world of country here to settle.
- Davy Crockett, 1836


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