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Today in Texas history: La Grange Chicken Ranch shuts down - KVUE

TSHA - August 1, 2014 - 5:03pm

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Today in Texas history: La Grange Chicken Ranch shuts down
KVUE
According to the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), the brothel that came before the Chicken Ranch opened in 1844 when a widow named Mrs. Swine brought three young women from New Orleans and settled in a small hotel near a saloon, carrying ...

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First City History: Kate Blunt's life, accomplishments shouldn't be overlooked - Leavenworth Times

Handbook of Texas - August 1, 2014 - 1:10pm

First City History: Kate Blunt's life, accomplishments shouldn't be overlooked
Leavenworth Times
He worked for the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad, known as “The Katy,” first as secretary to the vice president and general manager and afterward as assistant general passenger agent in Kansas City, according to The Handbook of Texas, a history of ...

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Fourth Annual Houston History Conference “Houston: Born on the Bayou, Built ... - Gilmer Mirror

TSHA - August 1, 2014 - 7:58am

Fourth Annual Houston History Conference “Houston: Born on the Bayou, Built ...
Gilmer Mirror
WHAT: Entitled “Houston: Born on the Bayou, Built on the Port,” the timing and theme of the fourth annual Houston History Conference is planned to coincide with the citywide Centennial of the Ship Channel in Houston. Produced by the Houston History ...

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Fourth Annual Houston History Conference “Houston: Born on the Bayou, Built ... - Gilmer Mirror

TSHA - July 31, 2014 - 2:29pm

Fourth Annual Houston History Conference “Houston: Born on the Bayou, Built ...
Gilmer Mirror
WHAT: Entitled “Houston: Born on the Bayou, Built on the Port,” the timing and theme of the fourth annual Houston History Conference is planned to coincide with the citywide Centennial of the Ship Channel in Houston. Produced by the Houston History ...

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1914 Vindicator reported world news - Liberty Vindicator

Handbook of Texas - July 30, 2014 - 10:16pm

1914 Vindicator reported world news
Liberty Vindicator
Handbook of Texas, TSHA. Politicians responded to the newly enlarged electorate by emphasizing issues of special interest to women, especially prohibition, child health, public schools, and world peace. However, it is noted that the women's vote did ...

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Place names date back to Spanish explorations - Corpus Christi Caller Times

Handbook of Texas - July 30, 2014 - 8:54am

Place names date back to Spanish explorations
Corpus Christi Caller Times
The Handbook of Texas attributes the name to an Indian tribe called Aransuas; however, the origin of Aránzazu and its derivative Aransas has not been pinned down. Baffin Bay was called Lago de la Santisima Trinidad by Orobio Basterra in 1747. Later it ...

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