This year marks the 175th anniversary of Texas independence. Did you know Texas became its own nation after it won independence in 1836? The new nation was officially called the Republic of Texas and lasted almost ten years. The Lone Star flag was created in Montgomery County and was adopted as the official national flag. Texas even had foreign diplomats and its own embassy in London before it was annexed into the United States in 1845.
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