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  • On this day in 1966, rancher and writer Cordia Duke died. Born Cordelia Jane Sloan in Missouri in 1877, she taught school as a teenager in the Oklahoma Territory before...

  • On this day in 1895, Florence Arto was born in Houston. She appeared in Texas filmmaker King Vidor's first two-reel film, In Tow, as well as in a documentary on...

  • On this day in 1885, the Texas Bankers Association, the oldest state bankers' association, was founded at Lampasas Springs (now Lampasas). Leading the promotion that brought thirty-one bankers from twenty-two...