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Texas History

1822 - In San Antonio, the first bank of issue in Texas was established by Governor José Félix Trespalacios. The Banco Nacional de Texas, or Texas National Bank, was the first charted bank west of the Mississippi.

1914 - George Hermann, millionaire oilman and Houston native, passed away giving the city of Houston land to create Hermann Park and money to open Hermann Hospital.

1917 - In Ranger, TX, McClesky No. 1 came in. The oil well began a boom in the area that lasted for several years.

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