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Today In Texas History – October 24

1845 – At Live Oak Spring, several miles from Austin, Friedrich Wilhelm von Wrede Sr. and Oscar von Claren were killed and scalped by Indians. Both were pioneer authors from Germany. 

1869 – In Marion County, a mob dragged five Republicans from the Jefferson jail and killed three of them. The jailed Republicans had been arrested the previous night after a gunfight with local Democrats. On August 23, 1869, seven of 24 defendants were found guilty. 

1952 – In Austin, Tillotson College joined with Samuel Huston College and became known as Huston-Tillotson College. 

1955 – Elvis performed at the Memorial Hall in Brownwood, TX. The show was sponsored by the Brownwood Volunteer Fire Department. 

1971 – Texas Stadium officially opened in Irving, TX.

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Today In Old West History

October 24, 1861 — On this day in 1861, workers of the Western Union Telegraph Company link the eastern and western telegraph networks of the nation at Salt Lake City, Utah, completing a transcontinental line that for the first time allows instantaneous communication between Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. Stephen J. Field, chief justice of California, sent the first transcontinental telegram to President Abraham Lincoln, predicting that the new communication link would help ensure the loyalty of the western states to the Union during the Civil War.

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