Lagniappe

In appreciation of those who visit my website, I am thrilled to offer a little bonus of articles about the history of Fayette County, Texas. Of particular interest to me is the N. W. Faison family. You can learn more about the house at www.faisonhouse.org.

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WHAT CUBANS KNOW ABOUT THE OUTSIDE WORLD

  Cubans know quite a bit!    According to Havana University professor Dr. Jorge G. Arocha, 31% of the population is online at Wi-Fi hot spots set up by the government in 2015. Seeing Cubans huddled in parks or outside government-run buildings staring at smart phones...

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Castro’s Funeral Procession December 3, 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016   Santiago de Cuba, Cuba Click the link below to view the sights and sounds: The Sights and Sounds of Castro's Funeral Procession Trepidation and excitement mounted as I looked out over the harbor from the cruise ship deck.  A rust bucket of...

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African Americans Help Save La Grange

After emancipation the State of Texas began to pass Jim Crow laws (laws requiring racial segregation). The Lone Star state eventually passed 27 of these laws which were not repealed until 1964. Blacks were segregated in schools and when using public...

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Sam Houston Did Not Sleep Here

Today Sam Houston is a beloved and revered figure in Texas history. However, his relationship with the citizens of La Grange was a rocky one. Soon after his arrival in Texas in December, 1832, Houston began to exasperate area residents. Houston went to Gonzales to...

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