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Battle of Palo Alto Mexican American War

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Postcard - Brownsville.


San Jacinto Battlefield

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Postcard - Houston.


Front of Fannin Battlefield

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Front of Battle Hall The Old Library

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Palmito Ranch Battlefield

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National Register - Brownsville.


Taylor County

Created 1858. Named for Edward, James and George Taylor, 18, 20, and 22, Tennesseans who came to Texas in 1833 and died at the Alamo, March 6, 1836. Organized 1878, with county seat at Buffalo Gap, through which went the Fort Concho to Fort Belknap stagecoach and longhorns on western trail up to Kan....

Historical Marker - Abilene.


Camp Barkeley, 12th Armored Division at

Established as a U.S. Army training camp in 1940, Camp Barkeley (whose main entrance was about seven miles south of this site) became one of the nation's largest World War II military training bases. The 12th Armored Division, activated at Camp Campbell, Kentucky, in September 1942, was assigned to ....

Historical Marker - Abilene.


Camp Barkeley

Site of main entrance to Camp Barkeley, one of the nation's largest military camps of World War II. At peak, 60,000 men were in training here. Named for Private David B. Barkeley of the 89th Division, who died on a secret scouting expedition behind German lines during the Meuse-Argonne Battle of Wor....

Historical Marker - Abilene.


White Rock Chapel

Formed in the Freedman's community of Upper White Rock (settled by former slaves from the nearby Coit, Caruth and Obier plantations), White Rock Chapel Methodist Church was organized after a meeting at the home of George Coit. Founding members purchased land on White Rock Creek beside a small Africa....

Historical Marker - Addison.


Agua Dulce, Battle of

During the Texas Revolution, Dr. James Grant (1793-1836), a Scottish-born physician, and Francis W. Johnson (1799-1884) recruited an army of volunteers to invade Mexico and capture the town of Matamoros. After Sam Houston expressed disapproval of the poorly-organized venture, many recruits left the ....

Historical Marker - Agua Dulce.



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