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  • On this day in 1942, the Chisos Mining Company filed for bankruptcy. The company, a major quicksilver producer at Terlingua in southern Brewster County, was established in 1903. Founded by...

  • On this day in 1837, John P. Borden opened the General Land Office in Houston. John, with his brother Gail Borden Jr., had surveyed and laid out the town of...

  • On this day in 1849, the first prisoner, a convicted horse thief from Fayette County, entered the partially completed Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville. The facility held only three prisoners...