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This day in Texas History: Texas Declares Independence from Mexico

This day in Texas History: Texas Declares Independence from Mexico March 02, 1836 On this day in 1836, Texas became a republic. On March 1 delegates from the seventeen Mexican municipalities of Texas and the settlement of Pecan Point met at Washington-on-the-Brazos to consider independence from Mexico. George C. Childress presented a resolution calling for…
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This Day in Texas History: Day Nine of the Siege of the Alamo

This Day in Texas History: Day Nine of the Siege of the Alamo Wednesday March 2, 1836 Travis receives a report that there is corn at the Seguin ranch. He sends a detatchment headed by Lt. Menchaca to retrieve it. Mexican forces discover a hidden road within pistol shot of the Alamo and post the Jimenez…
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This Day in Texas History: Texas Declares Independence from Mexico

This Day in Texas History: Texas Declares Independence from Mexico March 02, 1836 On this day in 1836, Texas became a republic. On March 1 delegates from the seventeen Mexican municipalities of Texas and the settlement of Pecan Point met at Washington-on-the-Brazos to consider independence from Mexico. George C. Childress presented a resolution calling for…
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This day in Texas History: Republic of Fredonia Stillborn in Nacogdoches

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Republic of Fredonia Stillborn in Nacogdoches December 16, 1826 On this day in 1826, Benjamin Edwards and about thirty men rode into Nacogdoches (the oldest town in Texas) and declared the Republic of Fredonia, thus instituting an attempted minor revolution known as the Fredonian Rebellion. Benjamin…
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