Nov 18 2014
Texas FlagHistorians struggle to identify sources of information that have first hand knowledge. Eyewitnesses to historical events are treasured “primary sources”. On Sunday, October 22, 1905 an article by J. B. Polley appeared in the San Antonio Daily Express describing the settling of the Cibolo River valley. In 1847, as a boy, J. B. Polley came to the Cibolo River valley with his father the legendary J. H. Polley. J. H. Polley came to Texas in 1821 as one Stephen F. Austin’s original 300 settlers.
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Nov 18 2014

School Bell

The families that move from the Southern States to the Cibolo River Valley in the early 1850s were by the standards of the day educated and wealthy. Their main source of wealth resided in the numbers of slaves that they owned. Education of their children was a matter of vital importance and they acted quickly to form schools. By 1857 they had managed to organize a number of schools in the Valley. The two listed below served the Post Oak/Lavernia area. 

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Dec 28 2014
Deaf Smith oakA celebrated witness to the beginning of the Texas Revolution left this world last month.
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Feb 26 2015

A Declaration of the Causes which Impel the State of Texas to Secede from the Federal Union is a historic document that lists the reasons Texas left the Union.

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Feb 26 2015

L Texas RIn 1855, an incident involving Native Americans, plantations and an African slave reveals the results of this historic juxtaposition on the Cibolo.

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