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March 3, 2013

Auntie Em's Guide to Life

fireworks, Texas independence Today is a big day in Texas history– Texas Independence Day. I know I have a lot of readers who don’t live in Texas, and you might not know that Texas was a part of Mexico until we declared our independence in 1836. (Though we Texans think that EVERYBODY knows all about Texas!)

Texas Independence Day

For 9 years Texas was an independent republic with Sam Houston as our 1st President.

Texas Independence Day

In 1845 Texas was annexed to the United States, as the 28th state. At that time it was even larger than it is now.
Texas Independence Day
Mr X and I were born in Texas and have lived here all our lives and though we love to travel, we can’t imagine living anywhere else. It’s truly a beautiful state with unbelievable variety. (I wrote a little bit about it in A Texas State of Mind.)
We’ve seen a good bit of our state and I’d…

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