Texas Historical Documents

Texas Timeline - 1874

Texas Timeline Index

January 11, 1874 Gail Borden dies. He had published newspapers during the Texas Revolution, surveyed the wilderness, and invented condensed milk.
January 17, 1874 Carpetbagger rule in Texas ends with the election of a Democratic government.
April 05, 1874 Houston business tycoon Jesse Jones is born in Tennessee.
May 02, 1874 John B. Jones is commissioned major in the Texas Rangers' Frontier Battalion.
June 27, 1874 The Indians lose the second battle of Adobe Walls.
August 30, 1874 The first fight of the Red River Indian War takes place in Palo Duro Canyon.
September 12, 1874 The battle of 'Buffalo Waller' begins in Hemphill County; six men hold off over 100 Indians for three days.
September 14, 1874 The Sixth Cavalry arrives just in time to scare off Indians attacking Lyman's wagon train.
September 28, 1874 Gen. Ronald MacKenzie led his men in one of the last major Indian battles in Texas, at Palo Duro Canyon.
November 24, 1874 J.F Glidden patents barbed wire.
December 26, 1874 Joe McComb stages the first commercial buffalo hunt in Texas.

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