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BRUCE, WILLIAM HERSCHEL

... began his teaching career in a rural school in Alabama. For the next eight years he taught school and attended Alabama A&M College ... he practiced law. He continued to work on his Ph.D. and became Mercer University's first doctoral graduate in 1890. During Bruce's ...

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MORMONS

MORMONS . Mormon is the common name for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, which has its ... anti-Mormon sentiment had made life in Illinois precarious for the church. With the idea of relocating his church to Texas, in 1844 Smith ... communitarianism he called the "common stock principle," became a mecca for Mormon dissenters. After a visit by missionaries Preston ...

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MINEOLA, TX

... official who laid out the townsite, named the town for his daughter, Ola, and a friend, Minnie Patten. Others say the name ... hotels, banks, and a population of 2,000. In 1895 Mineola became the site of the Wood County Fair. Since Mineola was in the heart of ...

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AUSTIN, CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF

... the territory of the present diocese, remained in the area for only about seven months, then was moved to San Antonio de Béxar and split ... Reicher was made bishop, and St. Mary's Church in Austin became St. Mary's Cathedral qv . The new diocese comprised thirty-one ...

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SABINE LAKE

... The area around the salty lake has been inhabited by man for more than 1,500 years. Dominant Indian tribes included the Atakapas. ... large oceangoing vessels from sailing upriver, Sabine Lake became an important avenue for trade during the 1800s. Jean Laffite ...

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SARITA, TX

... Kingsville in extreme northwestern Kenedy County. The land for the townsite was part of the Kenedy Ranch owned by John G. Kenedy, who ... to raise cotton. Sarita, originally in Cameron County, became the county seat of Willacy County when that county was formed in 1911. ...

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RANCHO SANTA MARIA

... William Neale bought land from Francisco Ballí Treviño for $800 and established his ranch, which he called Buena Vista. It became the second largest settlement in Cameron County. It was located at the ...

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DOUGHERTY, ROBERT FRANCIS

... in Bardstown, Kentucky, and was later an editor and poet for the Louisville Courier-Journal . He subsequently became a peddler of fancy dry goods, a job that took him to Mexico City. In ...

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SKILLERN, WILLIAM ASBURRY

... of farming that would remain his primary profession for the remainder of his life. He married Paralee Mary White of Tennessee on ... communities of Nacogdoches County following the war and became active in the Methodist Church , Masonic lodge activities, and ...

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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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