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the texan legacy list

the texan legacy list

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Listing of famous?infamous Texans for the 150th birthday of Texas 1986.
Listing of famous?infamous Texans for the 150th birthday of Texas 1986.

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Published by: ROBERT GEORGE RANDOLPH TAYLOR-WINNIFORD on Dec 31, 2009
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