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Marble History Question

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Pre civil war, they were issued as part of a surveyors pack in Texas. Early surveyors (1836 and forward) were sent to remote areas and entertained themselves with games of marbles. This is documented in "The Robertson Papers". It's a history of Robertson County as told by the grandson of Sterling C. Robertson who was the empressario bringing settlers to Robertson Co. You can find many volumes (I think 18) in genealogy libraries. If marbles were played that early in Texas, soldiers were probably playing too. Many of the soldiers were young kids.

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