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DEEP CREEK (SCURRY COUNTY)

... Deep Creek begins near Farm Road 1269 four miles north of Fluvanna in northwest Scurry County (at 32°55' N, 101°10' W). The creekbed ... miles to its mouth on the Colorado River, a mile south of the Mitchell county line in north central Mitchell County (at 32°31' N, ... Snyder Unit, Early Ranching and Water Sources in West Texas (Snyder, Texas, 1972). ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/12/2010 - 17:27 - 0 attachments

GRAY, SPURGEON NATHANIEL

... Civil War , died in 1882. He married Fannie Charlton of Beaumont, Texas, in 1903, and the couple had four daughters. In 1924 his wife was fatally ...

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WACO STATE HOME

... STATE HOME . The Waco State Home, three miles northwest of the business section of Waco, was established as the State Home for ... State Home was placed under the administration of the Texas Youth Commission by the Fifty-fifth Texas Legislature. On August 31, ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 04/04/2013 - 15:05 - 0 attachments

VOIGT, FREDERICK

... Voigt, Nacogdoches civic leader, state senator, and Texas state custodian of public property, son of Frederick William and Wilhelmina Voigt, was born on ...

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REYNOLDS, TEDDY

... was born in Houston on July 12, 1931. He was the son of Ora Lee Reynolds Miles. Reynolds recorded numerous tracks but is most famous ... for his studio work and touring with some of the top Texas-based artists of his generation, including Bobby Bland, Texas Johnny ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 10/03/2013 - 15:29 - 0 attachments

BENAVIDES, REFUGIO

... Confederate officer, was born on July 6, 1821, at Laredo, Texas, the oldest child of José Jesús and Margarita (Ramón) Benavides. He was also the ...

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KRIEWITZ, EMIL

... was born on January 18, 1822, in the Thüringen district of Germany near Potsdam. He emigrated under the sponsorship of the ... Army. They were mustered into service as Company H, First Texas Rifle Volunteers, under Col. Albert Sidney Johnston , on May 22, 1846. ...

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CHRISTIAN, CHARLES HENRY [CHARLIE]

... contributions to modern jazz as an early pioneer of electric guitar recordings. He performed with bandleader Benny Goodman ... born Charles Henry Christian on July 29, 1916, in Bonham, Texas. He was the son of Clarence James and Willie Mae (Booker) Christian. In ...

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TOWNSEND, EVERETT EWING

... (1871–1948). Everett Ewing Townsend, called the "father of the Big Bend National Park ," was born on October 20, 1871, in Colorado ... (Long) Townsend. At the age of nineteen he joined the Texas Rangers qv and was appointed deputy United States marshal at ...

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TAFT, TX

TAFT, TEXAS . Taft is on U.S. Highway 181 and the Southern Pacific Railroad near the center of San Patricio County. It originated shortly after the railroad crossed the ... land in 1886 as a flag stop installed at the request of Thomas M. Coleman . A company windmill nearby was known as the Mesquital ...

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