Monthly Archives: January 2020

John Coffee Hays

In 1836, a 19-year-old young man by the name of Jack Hays migrated from his home in Tennessee to the Republic of Texas.  He came from a good family, was well-educated, and had influential friends or friends of the family, … Continue reading

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The Chisholm Trail

Who do we associate most with the Chisholm Trail?  John S. Chisum?  John Wayne?  We’ve allowed ourselves to become a bit confused about this period of history and I think it’s time we sorted it out. Here we go. The … Continue reading

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Milt Yarberry

People change their names for all kinds of reasons.  In the old west, it was more likely that a man or woman was running away from something, a result of having something to hide, or possibly as simple as not … Continue reading

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The Davis Guards

This article is about the First and Second Battle of Sabine, Texas in 1862 and 1863. But first, some background  The United States declared its independence from the United Kingdom in 1776.  It was a bold move, not simply because … Continue reading

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