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This Day in History for June 28 – Stonewall Uprising and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1894 – Labor Day becomes an official US holiday (More info)

1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife are assassinated, setting off World War I (More info)

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This Day in History for June 27 – Route 66 Decertified and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1844 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, is murdered by a mob (More info)

1950 – President Harry S. Truman orders the Air Force and Navy into the Korean War (More info)

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UHV Announces Names on Spring Semester Honors Lists

The University of Houston-Victoria has released the names of undergraduate honors students who made the President’s and Dean’s lists during the spring semester.  The 2011-2012 school year was the first time UHV released the President’s List, which recognizes undergraduates who

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Fannin Battleground State Park Rededicated

There are numerous projects going on in and around the Victoria area to preserve our history. Down in Fannin, the culmination of much hard work took place last Sunday to preserve a state park dedicated to the preservation of that history.

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Deaf Smith County Historical Museum
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Railroad History Comes Alive In Yorktown

A huge part of our history in this area can be contributed to the railroad. You can learn more about the history of the railroad in our region by attending the program at 6pm today in Yorktown.

Yorktown native and railroad veteran Joe McMillan is the featured speaker at Memories and Memorabilia - the History of the Railroad at 6 p

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This Day in History for June 26 – Berlin Airlift Begins and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1870 – Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States (More info)

1948 – In response to the Soviet blockade of land routes into West Berlin, the United States begins a massive airlift of food, water, and medicine that comes to be known as the Berlin Airlift (More info)

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Memories and Memorabilia in Yorktown

The Yorktown Historical Society is hosting an evening of "Memories and Memorabilia - the History of the Railroad" as we welcome home Joe McMillan at the Yorktown Historical Museum on Tuesday, June 26th. The Museum will be open during the afternoon for display setup and socializing. There will be a reception at 5 pm and a presentation by Joe at 6 pm.

If you have mem

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Tour The Berclair Mansion

If you have never been to see the Berclair Mansion Tours you are missing out.  It has numerous antiques with a colorful history of a South Texas family.  This beautiful home has 22 rooms as all original furnishings and some of the antiques date all the way back to the

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This Day in History for June 20 – First Commercial Telephone Service and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1837 – Queen Victoria ascends to the British throne (More info)

1840 – Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph (More info)

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This Day in History for June 19 – US Abolishes Slavery and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1862 – Congress abolishes slavery in US territories, nullifying the Dred Scott Case (More info)

1910 – The first Father’s Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington (More info)

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This Day in History for June 15 – Arlington National Cemetery Established and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1215 – King John of England puts his seal on the Magna Carta (More info)

1775 – George Washington accepts an assignment to lead the Continental Army (More info)

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Victoria Recognized For Historic Preservation

This is no surprise to anyone who has lived and/or worked in Victoria for any length of time. Victoria is very proud of it's history and it shows through our city's many preservation efforts. Now we have been recognized nationally for our efforts.

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