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A.L. Ghio & family

Anthony L. Ghio was one of Texarkana's founding fathers. He was present at the first sale of lots in 1873 and built the first commercial structure in Texarkana. He later served several terms as Texas-side mayor and operated a real eatate business until his death. He also built the town's first opera house and owned a vinyard.

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