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HAILE: Lynch mobs bring shame to prominent pair of Texas towns - Seguin Gazette-Enterprise

Handbook of Texas - 6 hours 31 min ago

HAILE: Lynch mobs bring shame to prominent pair of Texas towns
Seguin Gazette-Enterprise
According to the Handbook of Texas, the last word on all things Texan, there were 492 lynchings in Texas between 1862 and 1930. Most were carried out in the dead of night far from prying eyes, but more than a few illegal “executions” took place in ...

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Texas History Columnist Houston Community Newspapers - Your Houston News

Handbook of Texas - February 27, 2015 - 9:21pm

Texas History Columnist Houston Community Newspapers
Your Houston News
The March 3, 1910, trial of Allen Brooks, a black man in his 60s charged with molesting a 3-year-old white girl, was interrupted by a Dallas lynch mob hell-bent on dispensing its own barbaric brand of justice. According to the Handbook of Texas, the ...

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Local chef's great-grandmother was no Aunt Jemima - Houston Chronicle

Handbook of Texas - February 27, 2015 - 6:14pm

Local chef's great-grandmother was no Aunt Jemima
Houston Chronicle
Within 30 days, according to the Handbook of Texas, she was able to donate a profit of $800, but the orders kept coming for what was basically the first hot roll mix marketed in the United States. Soon she was selling more than 200 cases per week of ...

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Finding a little piece of home in the Irish Flats of San Antonio, South Texas - IrishCentral

Handbook of Texas - February 27, 2015 - 4:08am

IrishCentral

Finding a little piece of home in the Irish Flats of San Antonio, South Texas
IrishCentral
Many newspaper sources say the settlers moved to San Antonio to get away from these attacks while the “New Handbook of Texas” reports that they came after the revolution in 1839. When the settlers arrived in San Antonio the they settled in the flat ...

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