Nov 18 2014
St. FrancisThe name has been a unique choice, no other community named Lavernia has ever existed in the United States. Unfortunately, within three years after choosing the name “Lavernia,” Connally F. Henderson, its postmaster, was buried with other Civil War casualties of the Battle of Gaines Mill in Virginia, taking with him the secret of the name “Lavernia.
 
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Nov 18 2014
Polish EagleOn December 24, 1854, after traveling over 5,000 miles, a group of Polish Silesians gathered on the site selected for them in Karnes County, Texas. They celebrated Christmas mass, giving thanks for their safe arrival. Among those gathered were at least two men whose journey had not yet ended: Martin Pierdolla and Joseph Mihalski.
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Nov 18 2014
For the first settlers,  “The Post Oaks” was a place of promise and mystery, tranquility and horror, a place where the American West first appeared on stage and the Old South closed its final act.
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