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SHARP, JOHN HENRY

... Southwestern University awarded him an honorary Doctor of Civil Laws degree in 1951. His professional and personal accomplishments were ... in which alcohol played a disastrous part. After the war he returned briefly to the family farm in Alabama, found it grown up in ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/15/2010 - 22:06 - 0 attachments

FLIPPER, HENRY OSSIAN

... several other American land companies. In 1887 he opened a civil and mining engineering office in Nogales, Arizona. In 1891 the community ... of America. He offered to serve in the Spanish-American War in 1898, but bills in the United States House of Representatives and in the ...

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LEONARD BROTHERS

... The Leonards were ready for the prosperity of the World War II years. In 1946 construction began on a new building across West First ... desegregate. In the early 1960s, before the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the store's maintenance crew removed the designations ...

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WALKER, JUAN PEDRO

... his knowledge of the Americans to help avert the threat of war on the Texas-Louisiana frontier. Walker's cartographic work was again ... had erred in prosecuting it as a military rather than a civil offense. The error could be redressed only by the highest authorities in ...

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TEXAS STATE LIBRARY

... commissioners of public grounds and buildings. After the Civil War the office of state librarian was established, and Robert Josselyn, ...

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SAN FELIPE DE AUSTIN, TX

... century by an influx of Germans . After the Civil War , freedmen began to take up residence in the community. Czechs moved ...

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AUSTIN COLLEGE

... College was prosperous and well patronized until the Civil War and Reconstruction qqv periods, when it lost enrollment and suffered ...

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ELLIOT, CHARLES

... and was largely responsible for the outbreak of the Opium War in 1840. After attacking Chinese forts in January 1841 he and the Chinese ... Helena from 1863 to 1869. In 1856 he was nominated for a civil KCB, and his honorary promotions in the navy took him to the rank of ...

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SATANTA

... first time Indian chiefs were forced to stand trial in a civil court. Predictably, the Jacksboro jury convicted the two men and ... Panhandle were again under siege as Kiowa and Comanche war parties attempted to halt the destruction of the buffalo herds. On ...

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AUSTIN, STEPHEN FULLER

... with Sterling C. Robertson . Austin had complete civil and military authority over his colonists until 1828, subject to rather ... Texas, as chairman of a central committee at San Felipe. War began at Gonzales on October 1. Austin was elected to command the ...

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