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NATION, CARRY AMELIA MOORE

... (1846–1911). Carry Nation, prohibitionist, daughter of George and Mary (Campbell) Moore, was born on November 25, 1846, in Garrard ... From 1860 to 1862 the Moores lived in Grayson County, Texas, until drought forced them to abandon farming and return to Belton, ...

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HIDE AND TALLOW TRADE

... TRADE . Hide and tallow factories flourished on the Texas coast, particularly in Aransas County, from 1840 to 1880, but chiefly ... Mexican War to 1875. Those in existence before 1845 were of negligible importance. An English firm, Jones and Company, did business at ...

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CAPROCK CANYONS STATE PARK

... Briscoe, Floyd, and Hall Counties three miles north of Quitaque, was acquired from the estate of Theodore Geisler in May 1975. It ... 13,960.6 acres and is the third largest park in the Texas state park system; its terrain is the roughest. In addition to Lake Theo ...

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NORTH CADDO VILLAGE

NORTH CADDO VILLAGE . The North Caddo village was one of four Caddo (Kadohadacho) villages known to have existed in eastern ... DEHAHUIT’S CADDO villages). Early Republic of Texas maps in the General Land Office indicate that the settlement was ...

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LAND, JIMMY LEE [BUDDY ACE]

... singer Buddy Ace, also known as “The Silver Fox of the Blues,” was born Jimmy Lee Land in Jasper, Texas, on November 11, 1936. Ace grew up in Baytown, Texas, and moved to ...

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DARNELL, NICHOLAS HENRY

... County, Tennessee, on April 20, 1807, the youngest child of Nicholas and Nannie (Flewellen) Darnell. He was reared by his grandfather, ... without opposition in 1837 but resigned in 1838 to move to Texas. He settled at San Augustine and was elected from that county to the ...

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SCIENCE PLACE

... was founded by a group chartered as the Dallas Academy of Medicine, made up of doctors, dentists, and lay people "to provide a common ... its first exhibit in 1946 at the first State Fair of Texas after World War II . The Dallas Park Department supplied the ...

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HOWARD COUNTY

... COUNTY . Howard County (E-10), on the High Plains of West Texas eighty miles west of Abilene, is bordered by Glasscock, Martin, Dawson, ...

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BARROW, BENJAMIN

... the Bearhunter," an early settler, rancher, and official of Chambers County, the son of Reuben and Mary Jane (Johnson) Barrow, Sr., was ... Opelousas, Louisiana. Although he may have traveled to Texas with family members as early as 1824, he did not permanently settle there ...

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PLISKA, JOHN VALENTINE

... John Valentine Pliska, early airplane builder, son of Frank Joseph and Maria Anna (Lesak) Pliska, was born in Tyne, Moravia, on ... serving in the Austro-Hungarian army. After immigrating to Texas with his family in 1896 and settling in Flatonia, he worked in his ...

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