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    It’s Time to Tell the True History of Texas When the Bob Bullock Texas State History museum opened in March 2001, it advertised itself as “The Story of Texas.” It still calls itself the story of Texas in letters chiseled into the top of the building, on its Web site, on signs directing visitors to the museum, and even on the refrigerator magnets you can buy in the gift shop. When I first saw the slogan, I wondered how there could be “the” story of Texas, since Texas has been culturally diverse

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    History Of Texas

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    Texas is the perfect combination of the very essence of what America is: a land of opportunity, a land of great riches, a land of diversity, a land full of forgers of destiny. The name Texas is based on the Caddo word tejas meaning "friends" or "allies". Even today the Texas motto is “Friendship”. This defines the very cornerstone of the Texan culture: unification. Unified in culture. Unified in a shared past. Bound together in the dream of a better Texas. Texas is the second largest U.S. state,

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    The History of Texas

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    The History of Texas Texas history itself had its own amazing story. The small number of American settlers moved to the land of Texas had led to the dramatic war with the Mexicans. The land of Texas was used to be owned by Mexicans. Due to the argument between Texans and Mexicans caused the battle of San Jacinto and Mexican War. In long ago before American settlers moved to Texas, this place was so rich and an abundance of land. Spanish settlers have lived there for many years. When American

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    Sam Houston

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    with the Native Indians; the Cherokee tribe settling with them by learning their language and native ways. Houston was an ambitious man in the political arena. He became the first and only man to ever become a governor of two states; Tennessee, and Texas, commander in chief in the army, and United States senator. Though he faced controversy, this did not stop him from proceeding with his ambition rather he fought for what he thought was right and fair. Houston had shortcomings with drinking but in

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    diversified states. Spanning nearly four and a half centuries, Michner begins with the first Spaniards to explore parts of present day Texas, Cabeza de Vaca and Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and continues on to the emergence of Texas as one of our most powerful states. Michner’s use of historical fact is extremely accurate in his portrayal of events in Texas history. Particularly when he writes of the fight for Independence from Mexico. Michner only strays to fiction in an attempt to illustrate to

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    knowledge that I never knew I would receive in such short time. To be honest, before I had ever taken this history class I was somewhat oblivious about Texas history. I simply did not know much about the state of Texas, and there were many interesting things that I learned throughout this course, from the first settlers in Texas to the great world wars. I was surprised on how much history Texas holds in this land, with so many events

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    Oil and Texas: A Cultural History

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    Oil and Texas: A Cultural History "Soon the 4-inch drill pipe…shot skyward. After the mud, water, and pipe were blown out, gas followed, but only for a short time. Then the well was very quiet. We ventured back, after our wild scramble for safety, to find things in a terrible mess...We started shoveling the mud away-when, without warning, a lot of heavy mud shot out of the well with the report of a cannon…In a very short time oil was going up through the top of the derricks, and rocks were being

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    1. When did Austin become the capital of Texas? Why do you think it was chosen as the capital over more thriving cities? In the 1830s, the pioneers started to stay in the central Austin territory, near The Colorado River. Later Mirabeau B. Lamar, the Vice President of the Republic of Texas, stayed around the central Austin area during a buffalo hunting excursion, he suggested that the republic’s capital could be shifted there at the central Austin then called Waterloo in 1839. This site was on the

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    James Hogg was very important in Texas history because he was the Governor of Texas and did many astounding things for our state . He was also a scottish poet and novelist who wrote in english and scottish. He was largely known for his outstanding work , despite his lack of education. In 1770 James Hogg was born on a small farm in Scotland . His real date of birth is unknown. Hogg went to a parish school but had to excise his education due to his father's bankruptcy. Throughout his childhood he

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    Introduction Houston is a busy city in Texas with a lot to do. There is great food and attractions for everyone. What is the history of Houston? What is its culture? What is its climate? What attractions are there? What are fun facts about Houston? History “Houston was founded in 1836 by two brothers,” (World Book Encyclopedia pg. 394) John K. Allen and Augustus Allen. They bought 6,642 acres on which to build the great city. They decided to name the city after their friend Sam Houston. “He

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