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Texas, the Lone Star State. Once its own Republic and now part of the United States of America. As Texas goes, so goes the Nation!
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This two-story brick structure was built between 1896 and 1901 by Flatonia Physician G.W. Allen, Sr. The first known use of the building as a hotel occurred in 1915, when it was purchased and operated by Carrie Snell. Flatonia's railroads created the need for boarding houses and hotels to lodge the many drummers, or traveling salesmen, who crossed the countryside by rail.
"Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texas" or "SPJST" is a fraternal organization founded by Czech-Texans in 1896. For over 50 years, the SPJST Lodge headquarters was here at Fayetteville, Texas. Today, the SPJST continues to contribute to Texas communities by promoting Czech heritage, community service, youth programs and scholarships.
Washington on the Brazos in Texas. The words written her changed the course of history. Here, 59 Texas Patriots wrote, passed, and signed the nation's (the Republic of Texas) Declaration of Independence and Constitution. They also named Sam Houston commander of the Texas military. #Texas #Independence #washingtononthebrazos #republicoftexas #texasfreedom #patriots
“The Heart of Texas” (2008) is an astonishing true story of tragedy and forgiveness. When heartbreak strikes a small community on the tranquil plains of south Texas, one man chooses an extraordinary and far-reaching path of forgiveness that the world has never seen. See the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0gsc5y2UA0
Naegelin’s Bakery in New Braunfels, Texas is the oldest bakery in Texas. It was founded in 1868 by Edouard Naegelin, Sr. who came to town with a sack of flour and less than dollar cash in his pocket. In the early days, bread was delivered as soon as it was ready, hot from the oven. The delivery wagon went up one street and down another ringing a lout metal bell. Bread for regular patrons was left on their porches usually in a container provided by them for that purpose.