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Texas History

1855 - Camp Lancaster was established.

1859 - William T. Anderson was born a slave in Seguin, TX. He later served as a captain in the Tenth U.S. Cavalry and commanded an American military post in Montana.

1866 - U.S. President Andrew Johnson issued a proclamation of peace between the United States and Texas.

1984 - The National Republican Convention began in Dallas. (August 20-23)

2014 - Texas Governor Rick Perry plead not guilty to felony charges for abuse of power and coercion of a public servant.




Texas Quote

I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion. And this is true to the extent that people either passionately love Texas or passionately hate it and, as in other religions, few people dare to inspect it for fear of losing their bearings in mystery or paradox. But I think there will be little quarrel with my feeling that Texas is one thing. For all its enormous range of space, climate, and physical appearance, and for all the internal squabbles, contentions, and strivings, Texas has a tight cohesiveness perhaps stronger than any other section of America. Rich, poor, Panhandle, Gulf, city, country, Texas is the obsession, the proper study and the passionate possession of all Texans.
- John Steinbeck, 1962


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