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EAST LINE AND RED RIVER RAILROAD

... was the principal port for freight moving into and out of northeastern Texas. It was the largest river port in the state and by 1870 was second only ...

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MAJORS FIELD

... War II . The site, in a wooded area six miles southeast of Greenville, Hunt County, was one of 149 areas inspected and approved by ... (Samuel Taliaferro) Rayburn , a graduate of nearby East Texas State University. The field opened on June 26, 1942, and was named in ...

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ROSENBERG LIBRARY

... which was founded in 1871, is the oldest public library in Texas in continuous operation. With funding provided through a bequest from ... incorporation the institution has been governed by a board of twenty trustees, who meet annually to elect a seven-member board of ...

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SEMINOLE CANYON (VAL VERDE COUNTY)

... scouts based at Fort Clark, is a minor tributary of the Rio Grande fourteen kilometers downstream from the mouth of the Pecos ... by Kirkland, Gebhard, and Turpin are curated at the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin. The ...

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JONES, JESSIE KENAN WILDER

... civic leader, was born on August 11, 1882, in Graham, Texas. She graduated from Weatherford College with a bachelor of music degree and did postgraduate studies at the Sherwood School of Music, ...

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JORDAN, LOUIS JOHN

... LOUIS JOHN (1890–1918). Louis John Jordan, the first Texas officer killed in World War I , son of William and Auguste (Keller) Jordan, was born in Fredericksburg on January ...

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JACKSON, JAMES

... James Jackson, pioneer cattleman and founder of the JHK Ranch in Chambers County, the son of Sarah (Merriman) and Humphrey ... A History of Chambers County (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1940; rpt., Dallas: Taylor, 1981). Ralph Semmes Jackson, Home on the ...

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WADE, FRANKLIN ALTON

... awarded two special congressional medals in recognition of his contributions in Antarctic exploration. After the United States entered ... Service Award in 1952. In 1954 Wade moved to Lubbock, Texas, where he joined the faculty of Texas Tech as head of the geology ...

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ANGELINA RIVER

... RIVER . The Angelina River is formed by the junction of Barnhardt and Shawnee creeks three miles northwest of Laneville in southwest ... Spanish and French explorers and to missionaries in East Texas. Spanish land grants along the stream date back to the later eighteenth ...

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NEWTON COUNTY

... NEWTON COUNTY . Newton County (L-22) is in southeastern Texas on the Louisiana border. Newton, the geographic center and largest town of the county, is seventy miles northeast of Beaumont at 30°51' north latitude ...

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