Texas: then and now

This week in the Hill Country

Greater Tuna’s still playing in Fredericksburg, but otherwise, the best I can recommend is jaunt down to the beach. Don’t forget to bring your faithful dog!




Yesterday’s News

1782: David (Davy) Crockett, frontiersman, congressman, and defender of the Alamo, was born in Greene County, Tennessee. He kilt him a bar when he was only three. He’s the one who said, “You may all go to hell and I will go to Texas.” Six of one, half a dozen… He arrived in San Antonio in 1835, threw his considerable capabilities and reputation behind the revolution, and died defending the Alamo in 1836.

1890: The founding convention of the Populist party opened in Dallas. The keynote address was delivered by William Lamb. The Populist electorate was recruited from small farmers, sheep ranchers, laborers, and blacks. The program had as its major demands the preservation of land from large and alien landowners, regulation of transportation, and increase of the amount of money in circulation. 

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