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Saturday, August 8, 2015

First Stop Exploring Bryan-College Station, Texas

 Texas A&M University

On January 1922 when A&M played Center College. The coach reached deep into his reserves and called E King Gill, a former football player, now basketball player down from the stands. When the game was over Gill was the only man left standing on the Aggie sideline.

Since Gill stood ready to play if the eleven man team needed him, he is remembered as the Twelfth Man. That started the tradition of the entire student body standing during the whole game, ready to be called on if needed. For more information on TX A&M:   www.tamu.edu 

In the background of the photo is the banner Texas A&M Football    Home of The 12th Man.
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Historic Bryan, Texas

Founded in 1869, The Houston and Texas Central (H&TC) Railroad Co arrived in 1860. Rich farmland surrounded Bryan and the railroad became an important ingredient in its growth. 

In 1876, The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, which later became known as Texas A&M, was established in College Station in 1876, just four miles down the road from Bryan.

The city had a population of 76,201 in 2010 and the metro Bryan-College Station area had around 190,000 people. The renovated historic downtown Byron has grown from the original square-mile townsite to encompassing more than 43.4 square miles.

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 Lunch at “The Village” in Downtown Bryan

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 Quiche and Asian Salad
 
Delish!
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Decorated Light Poles Outside The Village
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Next post “George Bush Library and Museum”

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