Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Texas Independence Day


AUSTIN, Texas — A handwritten document proclaiming Texas was freeing itself from rule by Mexico is 175 years old.

Wednesday was Texas Independence Day. It was March 2, 1836, when historians believe the original and five copies of the declaration were made and signed.

Only the original remains. The pages are on a now rare public display into April at the Texas Archives and Library in Austin.

Texas became a U.S. state in 1845.

Just thought some who didn't know should know. Especially the ones living in Texas or planning to move here.


  1. Im firing off my guns in the air and wooping.

    not really , Id get arrested here.

  2. I was born in Iowa and don't think I will ever be a true Texan even after living here for 30 years. I still do not know all the words to " All my ex's live in Texas"...That is the state anthem isn't it?

  3. lol frann. I think 30 years makes you a Texan.

  4. Nick, I popped off a few for you here.

    Frann, All two of my ex's are from Texas. If that song isn't the state anthem I'd sure vote to make it so.

    D Rose, if she doesn't feel it in her hart then she probably ain't no Texan? I'll grant her ornery Texan though. Whoops that should have been honorary Texan. ;)

  5. We might not be Texans Yet but we sure are TERLINGUANS and thanks for the salute byproxy Dave.


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