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5 Busted Myths About the Pilgrims — They Ate Venison Not Turkey, and More

Thanksgiving is on record as being America’s second-favorite holiday (Christmas wins first prize, of course), so it makes sense that Thanksgiving lore is a part of our shared cultural history and something we start learning early in our lives. But it turns out a lot of what we think we know about Turkey Day is wrong.

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How Do You Know You’re From Wichita Falls?

Facebook page helps bring back some good ole' memories from days gone by in the Falls

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The Gatling Gun-The Original Master of The Battlefield

As guns go, the Gatling gun is one of the most fascinating and most feared in the history of firepower.

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Do You Know Which Wichita Falls Business Currently Occupies This 60-Year-Old Building?

I came across the above image of a vintage postcard for a Gillard's Restaurant in Wichita Falls online recently. Since I hadn't heard of Gillard's, I wondered what the old building was being used for today

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Martin Luther King and 10 Other Famous ‘Juniors’

Today people will stop and reflect about the legacy of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. — one of a number of famous people who made marks of their own despite having names that ended with "Junior." Dr. King's father was also a minister who inspired many followers, but obviously his son reached even greater heights. Here's a look back at ten other famous Juniors.

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the American Pilgrims

This week, families will come together from all across the nation for Thanksgiving. They will stuff themselves full of turkey, side dishes and desserts. Some will laugh and joke with relatives, while others renew old feuds and bicker with their cousins and siblings. No matter how your particular Thanksgiving winds up, you can thank the American Pilgrims for starting this long-standing custom.

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9/11: Where are we today?

9/11-Eleven years later

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This Day in History for September 7 – ESPN Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1979 – The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, better known as ESPN, makes its debut (More info)

1813 – The United States federal government gets its nickname, Uncle Sam (More info)

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