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Old 08-14-2016, 08:44 AM
 
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I noticed they are running the 2004 movie The Alamo (Billy Bob Thornton, Dennis Quaid, etc.) and I was wondering how the other states that were once part of Republic of Texas regard their shared Texas history.

The Republic of Texas included big pieces of Colorado and New Mexico and smaller pieces of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Wyoming.

How does your state view the Republic of Texas and the fact that part of your state was once part of this independent nation?

Do they celebrate Texas Independence day or even acknowledge it? Do they recognize Houston, Crockett, Austin, Bowie, Travis, Seguin etc.?

Here's a link to a map of the extents of the Republic of Texas.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United...quisitions.png

 
Old 08-14-2016, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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To be totally honest, most people here couldn't care less about the state's very brief history as part of the Republic of Texas. Outside of transplants, "Texas Pride" is completely non-existent in Colorado.
 
Old 08-14-2016, 10:16 AM
 
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To be totally honest, most people here couldn't care less about the state's very brief history as part of the Republic of Texas. Outside of transplants, "Texas Pride" is completely non-existent in Colorado.
I agree!
Don't care. Not a Texas fan in any way, shape or form.[CENTER]Save[/CENTER]
 
Old 08-14-2016, 11:10 AM
 
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Not a fan either. Texas invades the mountains every summer to get away from your wretched weather.
 
Old 08-14-2016, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Get out of here, Texan. The only "republic" that Coloradans feel any affinity with is a republic called the "United States of America." Other than possibly a few people from Texas who have moved here, NOBODY, I repeat NOBODY in Colorado gives a rat's ass about Texas history. Well-- maybe with one exception-- we did kick some butt in the Civil War when the 1st Colorado Infantry came to New Mexico and defeated the Texas Mounted Rifles at the Battle of Glorieta Pass: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Glorieta_Pass. Whatever parts of what is now "Colorado" that would have once been claimed by Texas for a few brief years would have been just that-- an unsubstantiated claim on a map (and such types of claims were quite common in the early 19th century) with no lasting heritage left in Colorado.
 
Old 08-14-2016, 12:00 PM
 
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IIRC the history, most of the southwest USA, including TX, NM, AZ, NV, parts of CALI and UTAH, and COLO south of the Arkansas River have a long history as part of Mexico until about 1848. Much of COLO associates with that history as Mexican families have been in COLO for hundreds of years; long before any "Texans." Many Coloradans love celebrating Cinco de Mayo day and in my 11 years in COLO there was never any mention of TX Independence Day. Except for some transplanted Texans, no one in Colorado cares about it.
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Old 08-14-2016, 12:16 PM
 
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About as much as having once been part of the Louisiana territory means to St. Louis (where I grew up). Or about as much as once having been part of Massachusetts means to Maine. Translation: Not much at all, aside from the trite, "Oh really? That's interesting."

It's an interesting footnote, but the RoT only lasted 10 years, and that ended about 170 years ago. And other nations laid claim to bits and pieces of Colorado as well, the RoT wasn't the only one.
 
Old 08-14-2016, 12:48 PM
 
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Not a fan either. Texas invades the mountains every summer to get away from your wretched weather.
What she said.
Native Coloradans are notoriously anti-Texan, so no, there is no celebration or acknowledgment of this unfortunate historical tie.
 
Old 08-14-2016, 12:51 PM
 
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This is Colorado- the Centennial State. No one here gives any kind of care in the world regarding being part of the Republic of Texas for a brief period. We in no way talk about it, let alone celebrate it.

Hell, more is made of Colorado's history being part of the Spanish/Mexican empires and the history of Native America settlement.
 
Old 08-14-2016, 12:51 PM
 
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What she said.
Native Coloradans are notoriously anti-Texan, so no, there is no celebration or acknowledgment of this unfortunate historical tie.
It certainly seems so, from what I've seen. Never knew it! Learn something new every day.

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