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Landmark Events’ Road to Republic Tour of Texas kicked off in historic Galveston.

Bill Potter and Wesley Strackbein set the stage by telling the story of the Spanish, French and Mexican reigns over what is now south Texas

Landmark Events’ Historian Bill Potter explaining the roots of Texas

Mr Potter tells the story of the pirate John Lafitte aboard the Tall Ship Elissa in Galveston Harbor

Galveston was Texas’ leading seaport and commercial city during the nineteenth century and the Customhouse collected the revenues that fueled her growth.

The Customhouse was occupied by the Confederate Army in 1865, and by our tour 150 years later.

The Texas Heroes Monument commemorates the brave people who fought during the Texas Revolution

Commemorating the decisive battle of Texas Independence, the San Jacinto Monument — 567 feet tall and topped with a 220-ton star — is the world’s tallest masonry column.

Tour participants were treated to a spectacular view from the observation deck just below the star!

Our Galveston contingent on the steps of the San Jacinto Monument!

Day two in San Antonio included a tour of the remnants of the Presidio San Antonio de Béjar, traditionally known as the Spanish Governor’s Palace

Wesley Strackbein tells the inspiring story of Moses and Stephen Austin

The brave members of our San Antonio leg remember the Alamo

Ben Milam, the Forgotten Hero of the Texas Revolution

Lunch at San Antonio landmark Mi Tierra was a special treat!

General Hood Monument on the grounds of the beautiful Texas State Capitol

Day three in Austin included both a grounds tour and an interior tour of the Capitol.

Everything’s bigger in Texas! The Statue of Liberty with her torch extended could easily fit under the dome in the rotunda.

This painting of Santa Anna surrendering to Sam Houston at San Jacinto adorns the wall of the Capitol.

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