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Texas Independence Day

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Fiesta Red, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. Fiesta Red

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    March 2, 1836, at Washington-On-The-Brazos, Texas...the Battle of the Alamo was raging (and would not end for four more days).

    About a month later, the Mexican Army, led by Santa Anna, was defeated and surrendered to Sam Houston, “Deaf” Smith and other Texian leaders at San Jacinto, Texas.

    Yee-Haw and Howdy to Y’all!
     
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    Truly a day for celebration. Remember the Alamo!
     
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    I will eat breakfast tacos with brisket in honor of this day!
     
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    When I was a kid I loved studying the Texas Revolution. As an adult, I’ve done a lot more extensive reading. What a waste of a war. Eventually the US would have taken Texas anyway. Other than Urrea, who never lost a battle for the Mexican Army, it was like the blind leading the blind for both sides. Santa Anna wasted too much time and resources going to the Alamo first. If he’d have just went straight up and attacked the settlements it would have been over in no time. Instead, after the Alamo, he split his army and camped on a river in an indefensible position. The Texans just lucked out and stumbled upon him.
     
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    Happy Texas Independence Day, from a 4th Generation Native Texan.

    Here is my Texas Caster

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    Signed on the back by Redd Volkaert and Bill Kirchen
     
  9. Wrighty

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    Visited Texas on holiday a few years back. Went the Alamo, fascinating.
     
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    Happy Birthday Texas!
     
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    My oldest brother and I once spent a few hours at the Alamo giving "tours"...making it all up as we went.
     
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    My wife's German ancestors helped found Industry, Texas and co-owned the first Cotton Gin in Texas. The Gin brought slavery to Texas and ultimately caused Texas to join the Confederacy. I like to remind her of those parts of her proud Texas heritage. She reminds me the taking of California wasn't much better.
     
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    My daughter and I were just down there, in Texas a few weeks ago on our second annual road-trip winter vacation to Texas. We left San Antonio two weeks ago today and headed north, back home. Beautiful state and friendly people. We had a blast. Happy Independence Day Texas!
     
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    Tonight is chicken taco’s, Spanish rice, guacamole, & margaritas. My NY girlfriend will never understand. Even after being together for 28 years. I just announce it’s taco night and have her get out of the kitchen
     
  15. Fiesta Red

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    Fifth generation Texan here...my wife is third-generation Texan...our kid is a great mix of all the Texan immigrant groups—German, Mexican, Italian and French Bohemian...

    Some folks always mention some negative things when reviewing history (Texas or otherwise)...and they are often right, in varying degrees. But since Cain whacked Abel a few thousand years back, there’s always been bad things in human history. Celebrate the good things of the past, great things of the present and hopeful things of the future.
     
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    Although my post earlier about the war being a waste seemed pretty negative, I still go see some of the places important events of the revolution happened. I’ve been to San Jacinto many times because it’s closest. I’ve been to the Alamo a couple of times and Washington-on-the-Brazos. Never been to Goliad. It really isn’t that far, so I may take a day and check it out.
     
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    No mentions of ozzy yet ? ;)
     
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    All those years of taking Texas History as a kid in school...you'd think I'd remember that.
     
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    When I visited the Alamo a few years ago, I had to save this little squirrel that was being attacked by very mean black birds. Seriously, it was crazy.

    Here's to ya Texas!
     
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    I would love to hear one of your tours.
     
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