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*+That in 2006, the Texas Main Street program will celebrate its 25th birthday?
*$*That in 1856 and 1860, Lieutenant Colonel Robert E. Lee spent time at Ringgold Barracks
near Rio Grande City in South Texas? A restored building on the grounds, now used as a
museum, is named in his honor.
+* That in 2001, the National Trust for Historic Preservation designated Rio Grande City as
one of America's Most Endangered Historic Places? In 2005, after four years of hard work, the
community's historic district has been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.
* $That Rio Grande City's Historic District includes 628 properties?
* That the city of Palestine has 97 historical markers and more historic structures than any
other city in Texas, except for Galveston?
+*That Governor Thomas Mitchell Campbell was born in Rusk but made his home in
Palestine, where he is buried?
V* That Palestine is the site of the National Scientific Balloon Flight Facility, an operation of
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration?
$*That in July 2005 the Texas Attorney General issued an opinion stating that the Live Oak
Treaty of 1838 between the Republic of Texas and the Lipan Apache Indians was no longer a
binding agreement? The opinion also discusses several other Indian treaties.
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