Texas Historical Documents

Texas Timeline - 1881

Texas Timeline Index

1881 March 15 Abilene is born, with completion of the Texas-Pacific Railroad.
1881 May 31 Fort Griffin, headquarters for buffalo skinners in Shackelford County, is abandoned.
1881 July 11 William Buckley is born at Washington-on-the-Brazos. His son James becomes a senator from New York, and his son William Jr. is famous as a writer, magazine editor and television talk show host.
1881 December 15 America's second transcontinental railroad links up at Sierra Blanca in Hudspeth County.

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