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Hello and welcome to the site. We will be rambling around Texas and doing research on items that strike us as interesting and posting the results. Check back frequently.

 

Mary and Andrew

The Hutto WHO?

December 25, 2017
The Hutto WHO? One of the most amusing -- let's just get right to the point and say quirky -- towns in Williamson County, perhaps in all of Texas, is Hutto, whose school...
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If Dollar General and Super Walmart Had a Baby.

December 18, 2017
If Dollar General and Walmart Had a Baby That baby would be Gibson’s Discount Center. Except that would be anachronistic since Gibson’s rose to fame before the other two...
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A Tale of Two Medal of Honor Winners

December 11, 2017
A Tale of Two National Medal of Honor Recipients The National Medal of Honor, the highest military honor awarded in the United States, was first awarded on March 25, 186...
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You've Heard of the Sultan of Swat. Meet the Rajah of Rude

December 08, 2017
Rogers Hornsby is something of Texas royalty. His great-grandfather was Reuben Hornsby, a Ranger, the man who built the first home in Travis County, and walked in the foo...
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Yellow Fever in Old Texas

December 08, 2017
Yellow Fever struck the city of Houston in 1839, attacking a third of its population. Arriving with the warm weather and departing with the cold, the American Plague scou...
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