Capitals of Texas part 2: Houston and Austin go to War! (ep. 5)

Houston was the capital of Texas, but not for long.  After the capital moved to the new town of Austin, President Sam Houston kept trying to move it again…leading to an armed conflict and a cannon fired on Congress Avenue!  The only question is whether the war is really over…

 

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Angelina Eberly statue on Congress Ave. in Austin
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The original capitol building in Austin, 1839
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The first capitol building in Houston, 1837, on Texas Ave. at Main St.
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Sam Houston’s first residence as President of the Republic of Texas. Located Caroline St. in Houston
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Historical marker for the first Houston, Texas.
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