On March 2nd in 1836, while the Battle of The Alamo still raged in San Antonio, the Texas Declaration of Independence was adopted 175 miles away at Washington-On-The-Brazos. That began the ten-year life-span of the Texas Republic during which Texas was a sovereign nation before joining the United States in 1846.
Over the weekend, at the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historical Site, reenactors wearing mid-19th-century costumes, stepped back in time to help visitors understand the historic significance of Texas independence and that six-page Declaration signed by Sam Houston and 58 others.
Texas Independence Day is considered a public holiday in Texas, although state offices are expected to stay open for business.
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