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Texas History 3-30/4-2

This week in Texas History we will continue to discuss Texas Government. Some classes will also have a Junior Achievement lesson at some point this week.

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Today in Texas History - March 30

From the Annals of Democracy –  In 1870, the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was formally adopted after its ratification by 3/4ths of the States.   143 more words

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Today in Texas History - March 27

From the Annals of Infamy –  In 1836, at least 400 Texian soldiers and volunteers were executed at LaBahia near Goliad after surrendering to Mexican troops.  289 more words

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Book Review: Coronado's Children

I finished my first read-through of storyteller and folklorist J. Frank Dobie’s Coronado’s Children around mid-February and enjoyed it. I posted a review on another site but began a re-read of the first fourteen stories covering the Lost San Saba Mine to facilitate an on-going discussion relating to the historical James ‘Jim’ Bowie, his search for the San Saba, and the subsequent, and some say same find that came to also be known as the Bowie treasure mine. 336 more words

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Today in Texas History - March 26

From the Annals of Spinach –  In 1937, Spinach growers in Crystal City erected a statue of cartoon character Popeye.  Zavala County was known for its impressive production of spinach – a staple of the combative sailor’s diet and the key to his incredible prowess in besting his nemesis Bluto.   154 more words

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Today in Texas History - March 25

From the Annals of the Black Bean –  In 1843, seventeen Texans were executed at Salado, Tamaulipas.  They were members of the ill-fated Mier expedition who were being marched to Mexico City as prisoners.  75 more words

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Home Sweet Texas

We love this state of ours. It’s rich in history, culture, beauty, great food, and talent. Here are some of our favorite kid’s books written by Texas authors or books about the Lone Star State. 325 more words