8 things to know about Texas Independence Day (Houston Chronicle)

Photo Courtesy of Houston Chronicle

Photo Courtesy of Houston Chronicle

By Kyrie O’Connor

March 2 marks the 180th anniversary of Texas independence. On this date in 1836, 59 delegates crowded into the tiny river town of Washington and passed, without debate, a declaration written primarily by George Childress that proclaimed Texas a republic independent from Mexico. On March 5 and 6, the occasion will be celebrated at the original spot, Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, about 80 miles northwest of Houston.

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