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By Steven Jent

ISBN-10: 058525687X

ISBN-13: 9780585256870

ISBN-10: 1556226985

ISBN-13: 9781556226984

When you love historical past and need to amaze your loved ones and associates together with your prodigious wisdom of Lone superstar lore, this ebook is simply what you wish. A Browser's ebook of Texas background is a daily selection of greater than 500 incident-some recognized, a few obscure-that have made Texas the main amazing country within the Union. whether you are a devoted historian or an old-time Texan, you are more likely to locate whatever outstanding, a laugh, suggestion scary, or simply undeniable strange. With this publication you can begin each day of the 12 months with a concise access from the chronicles of this particular kingdom, which simply turns out to evidently breed colourful humans and bigger-than-life occasions.

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The state legislature had created polling sites outside some county seats (which the clause expressly permitted, as both parties agreed). But it had also restricted voting to a single day, and that was the contentious point. Republicans argued that the semicolon between the two items meant that the second requirement was independent of the first, and therefore could not be amended by legislation, and that the election was therefore unconstitutional. After hearing a great deal of sophisticated debate, the court ruled against the state, and ordered Rodriguez released.

January 14 1874 Governor Richard Coke's inauguration in Austin was accompanied by more than the usual excitement. Outgoing Governor Edmund Davis at first refused to vacate his office, claiming that the election was unconstitutional. The Capitol building filled with armed men of both camps, and Davis telegraphed President Grant requesting Federal troops. " Davis capitulated and no blood was shed, but on his way out Page 11 he did lock the door to the governor's office, forcing Coke's friends to resort to an axe to break in.

Louis, but there Cabet died in late 1856. 1889 Near the Canadian River in the Choctaw Nation, someone ambushed Belle Starr with a shotgun, ending the colorful career of the Bandit Queen; the killer was never identified. Much of Starr's notorious life took place in Texas, where in 1866 she married her first husband, Jim Reed, a member of the Younger and James gangs. A deputy sheriff killed Reed in Paris in 1874. In 1880 widow Reed married Sam Starr, another outlaw; she served a year in a federal prison for her part in his horse theft ring and acquired the nickname the Bandit Queen.

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