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Mar 18, 2014 - San Jacinto 'Texas Freedom'
In January 1836 Mexican Dictator Santa Anna, the self described 'Napoleon of the West', had moved into Texas an army of over 6,000. His mission was to retake the land, that was given to immigrants, mostly Americans, by force. Texans were in the process of creating a government & army to defend its land. The first major battle was at The Alamo. On March 6th after a 13 day siege, all 189 defenders, including Tennessean Davy Crockett, lost their lives. The next was at Goliad, were an army of 400 surrender, but were all executed by the...Jump to full entry
Jan 27, 2011 - A Look Into Texas History
From Advanced RV Resort – Pearland/Houston, TX Another day trip…..we had not sought out area attractions since arriving nearly two months ago and now 2 outings in 2 days! Just could not pass up getting out and taking advantage of today’s beautiful blue skies and sunshine. Today’s adventure had us traveling to nearby La Porte where we toured the Battleship TEXAS and visited the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, home to the San Jacinto Monument and Museum. Upon boarding the 573 ft. Battleship TEXAS some very friendly and...Jump to full entry