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MEDINA COUNTY

... Hondo, the county seat, is located near the geographic center of the county at 29°17' north latitude and 99°02' west longitude, 100 ... Medina County, laying the foundation for El Camino Real (Old San Antonio Road ). The Upper Presidio Road, as the Camino Real was known ...

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ALAMO MONUMENTS

... of this monument, which was placed in the vestibule of the old Capitol. After the Capitol fire in 1881, the ruins of the monument were ... 6 (April 1903). Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin. ...

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CARTHAGE, TX

... forty-two miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana, near the center of Panola County. Carthage is Panola County's second county seat. When ... was dedicated on Sycamore Street, two blocks west of the old site on Carthage Square. The old courthouse was auctioned off and the ...

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HANSFORD COUNTY

... and on the east by Ochiltree County. The approximate center of the county lies at 36°15' north latitude and 101°20' west ... part of the county, about ten miles from the county center and approximately eighty miles northeast of Amarillo. The county, named ... of the county; in 1887 Hansford, a stage stop on the old Tascosa-Dodge City Trail , was established near Farwell on Palo Duro ...

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SMITH, CYRUS ROWLETT

... Smith. Young C. R. worked picking cotton until he was old enough to get a job as a clerk in nearby Whitney. In 1921 Smith entered the ... The University of Texas Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center houses the C. R. Smith Collection of Western Art, valued at ...

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TRLICA, JOHN PAUL

... Trlica was killed in 1883, when John Paul was nine months old. In 1884 Vera married John Struska, and this couple had four children. The ... collection of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. ...

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CAL FARLEY'S BOYS RANCH

... wrestler and Amarillo businessman, on the site of Old Tascosa in Oldham County. The original 120 acres was given by Julian ... ranch opened in March 1939 with five boys housed in the old county courthouse, which also served as the first headquarters of the ... of Boys Ranch was 412, and it was a co-ed facility. In the center of this ranching community stands a memorial to its founder, who ...

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DEANVILLE, TX

... Somerville. In the early 1990s Deanville was the trading center for the southwestern part of the county. Cotton was the principal crop ... Burleson County Historical Society, Astride the Old San Antonio Road: A History of Burleson County, Texas (Dallas: Taylor, ...

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PACIFIC WAR

... Garden of Peace, the Pacific War Combat Zone, and the Center for Pacific War Studies. The museum grew out of the Fleet Admiral ... of the birth of Chester Nimitz, and featured artifacts of old Fredericksburg and of Admiral Nimitz's career. The museum was dedicated at ...

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LANGTRY, TX

... of Mahar. By 1900 Langtry had become the commercial center for ranching in the area, but soon after Bean's death in 1903 the town ... In 1939 the Texas Highway Department restored Bean's old saloon-courtroom, and by 1945 Langtry's population had climbed to 100. By ...

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