Tag: Texas

Did you know there were robots as early as the 1920’s? Most were like this one in the Texas 1936 centennial

In the 1930s, Texas had plans to celebrate its 100th anniversary of independence from Mexico. The city of Dallas was chosen and on June 6, 1936, the exposition opened to huge crowds seeking to escape the hard-knock life of Depression-era … Read More

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What if you had to pack everything in your house and move across country in a covered wagon like this?

We have trucks, moving vans and paved roads today which makes moving from one state to another much easier. Imagine having to pack up an move all your belongings in covered wagons and on trails rather than paved roads.  The … Read More

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Oldest Man in the United Stated who died in 1909 saw George Washington & acquainted with Harry Lighthorse Lee

Oldest Man in the United States died in Waco, Texas on September 1, 1909 (Transcribed from Florence Times, Lauderdale County, Alabama September 10, 1909) Waco, Tex., September 1, Isaac Brock died here today aged 121. He was not only the … Read More

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Did you know that the first reconnaissance aircraft flew into a surprise hurricane in Texas because of a bet?

A surprise hurricane in July, 1943 that hit Texas was considered at the time the worst since the 1915 Galveston hurricane. The tropical storm developed over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico on July 25 and strengthened while it tracked westward. … Read More

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