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I went to Austin last weekend. The wife and I went to the capitol building, we were walking around and came to a set of locked glass doors but look what was on the other side and down the hall about 15 ft away.



I did some research and found out that the original flag from Gonzales does not survive but that this flag is one of two left from the Texas Revolution. How cool is it to see this huh? I bet if you go to the capitol on a weekday that the doors would be open and you could get right up to it. I couldnt zoom in enough to read the plaque on the wall next to it. I'm glad I got as good as a photo as I did. This is looking thru 2 layers of glass, the doors and the frame itself.

It was really cool to see it.
 

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We need the one from the Alamo that is in the museum in mexico city.
The one that says G-D and Liberty. It needs to be returned to its rightful owners . US!
 

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Texas ex pat here in Nevada.

I miss the homeland.
 

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A brief, five line Texas history lesson:

Texas was part of Mexico.
Texas had a cannon.
Mexican government didnt want Texas to have cannon.
Texas used said cannon against corrupt Mexican government.
Texas no longer part of Mexico.
 

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That sums it up.

I just love the attitude they had "Come And Take It". Its great. Its a great flag. You know it had to piss off the Mexican government.
 

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dr1553 said:
I did some research and found out that the original flag from Gonzales does not survive but that this flag is one of two left from the Texas Revolution.

We have an assortment of flags from various events in Texas history displayed on the courthouse walls here. Ya got me curious about the "come and take it" flag that's there, I'll hafta check it out.

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Trueno said:
dr1553 said:
I did some research and found out that the original flag from Gonzales does not survive but that this flag is one of two left from the Texas Revolution.

We have an assortment of flags from various events in Texas history displayed on the courthouse walls here. Ya got me curious about the "come and take it" flag that's there, I'll hafta check it out.

t
I searched some more just now and couldnt find anything about the one in Austin. Somewhere I read that there are two replicas used during the Revolution surviving. One in the Capital building in Austin, the other at Duke University. I tried to zoom in enough to read the plaque but it wasnt happening. Maybe call the capital building and ask? Might take 20 people until they get you on the phone with the right person. I would like to know the history of the flag in Austin too.
 

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Cool photo!

7th generation Texan here. I like reading the Texas Declaration of Independence from time to time.

My favorite excerpt:

It has demanded us to deliver up our arms, which are essential to our defence, the rightful property of freemen, and formidable only to tyrannical governments.

http://www.lsjunction.com/docs/tdoi.htm

I'm overdue for a revisit of the San Jacinto Monument and Museum.
 
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