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Polly Smith – A Texas Journey 12:06 am
Polly Smith – A Texas Journey @ Dallas Historical Society
Feb 1 @ 12:06 am – May 27 @ 1:06 am
 
Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy
Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy @ Dallas Historical Society
Apr 16 2016 – Feb 1 2017 all-day
Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy (March 26th-October 23rd 2016) In the early 1970’s, noted Texas historian Joe Frantz offered Bill Wittliff a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit a ranch in northern Mexico where the vaqueros[...]
Baylor University
Baylor University
Feb 1 all-day
Baylor University founded.
Texas secedes from the Federal Union
Texas secedes from the Federal Union
Feb 1 all-day
1 February 1861 — Texas seceded from the Federal Union following a 171 to 6 vote by the Secession Convention. Governor Sam Houston was one of a small minority opposed to secession
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Dallas Begins!
Dallas Begins!
Feb 2 all-day
February 2, 1856  The Texas Legislature grants Dallas a town charter.
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The Railroad comes to Texas
The Railroad comes to Texas
Feb 11 all-day
February 11, 1850. The first railroad to actually begin operation in Texas is chartered by the state government. The Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado begins operation in 1853.
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National Radio Day
National Radio Day
Feb 13 all-day
Before the internet, many people relied on the humble radio to deliver their daily dose of news, entertainment and important weather updates. This was especially true for poor or remote communities who didn’t have access[...]
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LULAC founded
LULAC founded
Feb 17 all-day
February 17, 1929. The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is founded in Corpus Christi.
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Mardi Gras Texas Style 1:00 pm
Mardi Gras Texas Style @ Fair Park Dallas, Texas
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 11:45 pm
 
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Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!
Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! @ Dallas Historical Society
Feb 28 – Mar 19 all-day
The exhibit focuses on the conflict for Texas’ freedom.  The Alamo; a Spanish mission, a Mexican fortress and the Shrine of Texas Liberty.  On March 6, 1836 General Santa Anna’s forces overtook the Alamo, slaying[...]