Texas Historical Documents

Texas Timeline - 1881

Texas Timeline Index

March 15, 1881 Abilene is born, with completion of the Texas-Pacific Railroad.
May 31, 1881 Fort Griffin, headquarters for buffalo skinners in Shackelford County, is abandoned.
July 11, 1881 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.
December 15, 1881 America's second transcontinental railroad links up at Sierra Blanca in Hudspeth County.

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