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The famed Buffalo Soldiers, the vast majority of whom were former slaves, wasted no time proving their mettle in dozens of battles on the American frontier, beginning in Central and West Texas where they fought Comanche, Kiowa and Northern Cheyenne warriors in the Red River War. That war ended, for the most part, with the defeat of the Kiowa and Comanche Chief Quanah Parker’s warriors at the Battle of Palo Duro Canyon on September 28, 1874.

Five Buffalo Soldiers earned the Medal of Honor in Texas for valor shown in battle. Included among them was Sergeant Emauel Stance of the 9th Cavalry at Fort McKavett.

As the American Civil War ended, the United States faced the task of rebuilding the war-torn country. Jobs were hard to find, food was scarce and thousands were homeless. People traveled west to start a new life on the frontier. Conflicts between American Indians and ever-increasing numbers of settlers were inevitable. New settlers repeatedly petitioned Congress for an increased military force to protect them from marauding bands of American Indians.

America’s first Thanksgiving celebration took place not at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1621, as many believe, but on the banks of the Rio Grande at the site of present-day San Elizario, Texas, approximately 20 miles southeast of downtown El Paso.

International camel expert, Doug Baum and his camels will bring history to life Saturday, May 6th, at Fort Lancaster State Historic Site.

When Summer Xia drove to Florida for her first long-distance trip in a 2022 Tesla Model Y long range, she made sure to plan for charging the electric vehicle along the way. Tesla’s website calculated her planned route at 1,164 miles and told her there would be 10 Tesla Supercharger stations on the way.

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