Uncovered Texas

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Texas City

This community traces its origin to settlement by a few families along the bayshore in the mid-1800s. Completion in 1854 of the Half Moon Shoal Lighthouse, a Federal project near the present day Texas City Dike, hastened the formation of a village which in 1878 added a post office under the name Sho....

Historical Marker - Texas City.


Brazos Santiago, C.S.A.

Brazos Santiago Pass, to south of this spot, was important Confederate harbor-entry during the Civil War. On island across the pass were fort and town of Brazos Santiago, where on Feb. 21, 1861, Texas troops under Col. John S. Ford captured the U.S. depot with mortars, siege guns and ordnance. A Con....

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Sabine

SABINE PASS . Sabine Pass, the natural opening between Sabine Lake and the Gulf of Mexico , separates Jefferson County, Texas, and Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, at the head of the Sabine-Neches Waterway . Sabine Pass was the site of the battle of Sabine Pass in 1863. Federal efforts to improve naviga....

Ghosttown - Sabine .



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