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Texas Independence Day

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1 Texas Independence Day on Mon May 31, 2010 12:33 pm

On March 2, 1836 at Washington on the Brazos delegates at the Convention of 1836 signed the Declaration of Independence to separate from Mexico and thus the Republic of Texas was born.

How would Texans have celebrated this? Would it be like a July 4 event? (just curious since this event is today)

I don't know. Good question. You might check the newspapers from March and see if there is anything there.

The 2d of March. Yesterday last was the anniversary of Texas independence, and was duly celebrated by the Alamo Rifles, who turned out with their bands, paraded through the streets, and fired a salute at the Alamo. This day twenty-five years ago Texas declared herself free and independent; it is a day hallowed with noble memories, and we leave the 2nd of March, 1836, with pride and stride along over the years that have intervened and wonder over our advancement—from a feeble people who had just struggled through a revolution to a great and prosperous State, enjoying peace plenty and liberty, and up to this date on, escutcheon is bright and clear, but hark! the last gun is fired, it is 12 o'clock on the 2d of March, 1861, the old Lone Star flag which has been flying over Travis's old quarter's falls to the ground—the ordinance which separates us from the embrace of the glorious Union that fostered us in infancy goes into effect. How ominous. Do not Texans hold their heads in shame? TRI-WEEKLY ALAMO EXPRESS [San Antonio, TX], March 4, 1861, p. 2, c. 1

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