Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day March 4th

March 4th in 1904, the Batson-Old oilfield in Hardin County reached its peak daily production, yielding over 150,000 barrels of crude oil. This marked a significant moment in Texas’s booming oil industry.

In 1933, John Nance Garner of Texas transitioned from his role as speaker of the House to become the vice president of the United States. His political career helped put Texas on the map in the national political scene.

Born in Paint Creek, Texas in 1950, Rick Perry went on to serve as the 47th governor of Texas. His leadership and policies had a lasting impact on the state.

In 1974, Charles David Tandy sold Leonard Brothers to Dillards, a move that changed the landscape of retail in Texas. The first Leonard Brothers store opened in Fort Worth in 1918.

The Journal of Texas Catholic History and Culture was established in 1987, further showcasing the diverse cultural influences that have shaped Texas over the years.