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BAYLOR UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

... by the Baptist General Convention of Texas, the hospital became Texas Baptist Memorial Sanitarium. Fifty-five years later, that ... hospital in the United States. The center, licensed for 1,509 beds, treated 408,581 patients in fiscal 1992. As a major referral ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/12/2010 - 10:34 - 0 attachments

BOX T RANCH

... 18,000 cattle, to the Dominion Cattle Company of Canada for $450,000. The new owners moved the headquarters to the Cherokee Outlet in ... the boundary of the neighboring Seven K Ranch. Higgins became the Box T's railhead and supply center. By 1887 the Dominion Company ...

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CLAASSEN, ARTHUR

... nearly a quarter century under Claassen's baton, the Arion became one of the most celebrated choruses in the United States, earning him an ... operas. With the New York Liederkranz, he made recordings for Columbia Records after about 1910, and these were marketed in Texas. In ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 09/14/2011 - 23:03 - 0 attachments

HAYS, JOHN COFFEE

... Jackson and Sam Houston in the War of 1812. Hays became the prototypical Texas Ranger officer, and he and his cohorts— ... join a company of rangers under Erastus (Deaf) Smith for service from San Antonio to the Rio Grande, under the orders of Col. ...

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IRONS, MARTIN

... After a period of apprenticeship in New York City, he became a machinist. He lived in many places in the Southwest and in the early ... strikers were defeated, the blacklist made it impossible for him to hold a regular job. He resided for short periods, sometimes under an ...

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WILSON, CHARLES NESBITT [CHARLIE]

... the Academy in 1956. Wilson recalled that he first became interested in politics when his dog died in 1946. A neighbor, who ... It was during his Pentagon service that Wilson volunteered for the presidential campaign of John F. Kennedy and decided himself to seek ...

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HAIDUSEK, AUGUSTIN

... becoming the first American mayor of Czech descent. He became a member of the state legislature in 1880, representing Lee and Fayette ... as the principal medium of instruction in the classroom. For this decision he was criticized by both local Czech Americans and national ...

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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS INSTITUTE OF TEXAN CULTURES

... mission was to develop and implement an appropriate plan for the state's participation in HemisFair '68 ; to plan exhibits related to ... System effective June 5, 1969, and its official title became the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio. In ...

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PARR, ARCHER

... young Parr dropped out of school in the third grade and became a wage earner to help support his mother and sister. The family was also ... a horse wrangler, a schoolteacher at Rockport, a ranchhand for the Coleman-Fulton Pasture Company in San Patricio County, and a trail ...

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WALKER, EWELL DOAK, JR.

... Doak Walker, son of Ewell and Emma Walker, football player for Highland Park High School, Southern Methodist University and the Detroit ... In early 1945 Walker joined the Merchant Marine and became a radio operator but was discharged in October 1945 as the postwar need ...

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