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Erik Weisz


Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Bartee Haile: Texas was a regular stop in Houdini’s travels

This Week in Texas History: A column by BARTEE HAILE Following a weeklong engagement at the Majestic Theater, a cheering crowd saw Harry Houdini, escape artist extraordinaire, off at the Dallas train station on Jan. 22, 1916. The four-year-old Hungarian, who grew up to be the most famous live performer of his generation, came to