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A very happy Thanksgiving is wished for each of you -

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Look what’s going on in Lampasas!!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Arcane Texas Fact of the Day:

Originally, producers wanted Charles Bronson and James Garner for the Lonesome Dove miniseries. But Bronson declined and Garner dropped out due to health reasons. When the producers cast Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones, Duvall was originally set to play the stern and by-the-book Woodrow Call. But, after reading the novel ----- and on his wife’s advice ----- Duvall asked to switch roles, lending his signature warmth to the carefree spirit of Gus McCrae. It’s hard to imagine Jones and Duvall in each other’s roles, but it was almost a reality. For his part, Jones brought an air of authenticity, being that he's a Texan and also owns a ranch near San Saba. ... See MoreSee Less

REGISTER TODAY for Texas Talks! Justice Ken Wise will reveal some information not previously known about the secret court of the Republic of Texas. Justice Wise sits on the 14th Court of Appeals in Houston and is the creator and host of the popular Texas history podcast, Wise About Texas, which is heard by over 1.3 million people in 152 countries around the world. REGISTER TODAY! >> TSHA | Texas Talks bit.ly/3FM5BWb ... See MoreSee Less

Lorenzo de Zavala died on this day in 1836. Santa Anna had wanted to capture him because he was the biggest political rival Santa Anna had in Mexico. Santa Anna had named him to a diplomatic post in Paris but when De Zavala learned Santa Anna had assumed dictatorial powers in Mexico he turned against him and made his way to Texas.

De Zavala had been imprisoned in 1814 for his support for democratic reforms and taught himself to read English. He also read enough medical books while in prison to qualify as a doctor. He rose to be one of the leading figures of the period and held many offices in Mexico including senator, secretary of the treasury, and governor of the state of Mexico. As the fires of revolution grew hot in Texas he became an ardent advocate of Texas' independence and served in the Convention of 1836. He was one of the 56 signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence along with Sam Houston and later helped write the Constitution of the Republic of Texas. A rowboat he was in overturned in Buffalo Bayou, half-frozen by an October cold front, and he developed pneumonia and died. He was buried in a small family burial plot which has since sunk into Buffalo Bayou and been lost.The Texas State Archives and Library Building in Austin is named after de Zavala, as is Zavala County, the city of Zavalla, and numerous streets, schools, and public buildings.(Painting by Lajos Markos) ... See MoreSee Less

December 3 & 4 2022. Bring friends and experience Granbury's biggest holiday event together. Granburycandlelightrour.com for tickets ... See MoreSee Less

The Annexation process of the republic of Texas to Statehood in the USA ... See MoreSee Less

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The Ernsts - the first German settlers in Texas!The Ernsts were the earliest documented German family to settle in Texas. In 1829, Friedrich Ernst arrived in the United States from Germany with his wife and five children. He had been the clerk and gardener for the Duke of Oldenberg, but he yearned for a different life.

In 1831, the family settled along Mill Creek, northwest of San Felipe, in what was then Mexico. Accustomed to the comforts of the city, here they were on the frontier.They named their nascent town Industry, foreshadowing the skills and work ethic that many more Germans would bring with them to Texas over the coming decades. Industry grew up around the Ernsts’ little compound.In 2007, the Texas Legislature declared Industry to be the state’s oldest permanent German settlement. A drive around town is the best way to see the sites of Friedrich Ernst’s settlement.At what is now Ernst Memorial Park, a store, which later operated as a post office, served the growing community and was a renowned and helpful stop for many newly arrived German immigrants.Find more destinations with German heritage: texastimetravel.com/cultural-heritage/german-heritage/📷: Old Industry post office ... See MoreSee Less

The Ernsts - the first German settlers in Texas!

We want to extend our thanks to all who attended the Ramay-Macatee Lecture Series last evening at The New Granbury Live! Author S.C. Gwynne spoke on his book "Hymns Of The Republic" which detailed the people and events during the last year of the Civil War and his talk was very enlightening as well as entertaining.

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We want to extend our thanks to all who attended the Ramay-Macatee Lecture Series last evening at The New Granbury Live!  Author S.C. Gwynne spoke on his book Hymns Of The Republic which detailed the people and events during the last year of the Civil War and his talk was very enlightening as well as entertaining. 

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It was a great night! Looking forward to the next one!

At least 13,000 years of human history has occurred within the geographic boundaries of what we now call Texas. This encompasses the Paleo-Indian groups whose names have been lost in time; Jornada Mogollon rock painters, Jumano farmers, and coastal Akokisa; and modern tribes.

Three federally recognized tribes have reservations in Texas—the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe near Livingston, the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe south of Eagle Pass, and the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo in El Paso. Another 26 maintain connections to the state. Additionally, more than 135,000 Texans are affiliated with at least one federally recognized tribe.Each November, we celebrate National Native American Heritage Month. The Texas Historical Commission will share stories throughout the month about this rich heritage. To find more info about tribal connections to where you live, visit native-land.ca/.📷: Members of the Caddo Nation celebrate at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site in Alto, Texas, where Caddo ancestors lived for about 500 years.#NativeAmericanHeritageMonth ... See MoreSee Less

The Ramay-McCatee Speaker Series - S.C. Gwynne

November 3, 6:30pm Tickets $10 & $15A lecture by an award-winning journalist, historian, whose work has appeared extensively in Time Magazine, for which he worked as bureau chief, national correspondent and senior editor and also executive editor for Texas Monthly, just to name a few. Q & A with book signing reception following. The New Granbury Live 800-340-9703buy.ticketstothecity.com/purchase.php?date_id=46360 #SCGwynne ... See MoreSee Less

The Ramay-McCatee Speaker Series - S.C. Gwynne
November 3, 6:30pm Tickets $10 & $15
A lecture by an award-winning journalist, historian, whose work has appeared extensively in Time Magazine, for which he worked as bureau chief, national correspondent and senior editor and also executive editor for Texas Monthly, just to name a few.  Q & A with book signing reception following. 
The New Granbury Live  800-340-9703
buy.ticketstothecity.com/purchase.php?date_id=46360  #SCGwynne
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The Ramay-Macatee Lecture Series Presents Author S.C. Gwynne

 

Hymns Of The Republic
New York Times Best – Selling Author S.C. Gwynne will speak on his latest book, “Hymns of the Republic,” a spellbinding account of the dramatic conclusion of the Civil War, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 at Granbury Live.

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Author/Historian and Pulitzer prize finalist breathes new life into the epic battle between Lee and Grant. “The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War” is a brilliantly told account of the American Civil War personalities and is a masterwork of history. The Ramay-McCatee Speaker Series – S.C. Gwynne is presented by The Bridge Street History Center, Thursday November 3rd, 6:30 and open to the public with a book signing reception to follow. Tickets only $10 & $15. Books available to purchase.
Mr. Gwynne, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and writer for Time Magazine and Texas Monthly, also authored the Comanche Native American epic “Empire of the Summer Moon” and the thrilling “Rebel Yell” about the great and tragic hero “Stonewall” Jackson.

Local Tales By Local Folks – The African American School and Churches in Granbury

The Texas Historical Commission approved a request from Granbury ISD to place a historical marker for an African American school on February 3, 2021 and former GISD Facilities Manager Randy Leach will be speaking on the effort to obtain the marker and telling the story of the two African American churches and the school just north of the Granbury Town Square.

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