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The great Chisholm Trail turns 150

The Chisholm Trail was finally closed because of the proliferation of barbed wire that closed  the vast grazing lands in Texas and became a barrier to following original trails… Its legacy, however, lives on. South Texas, its large and small … Continue reading

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The Folly of 1845: Texas and the Evils of Annexation

If you have hung out with us here at this blog for any length of time at all, then you probably already know more about history than 99.9% of the zombies out there. Here is one that they probably never … Continue reading

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