Gone to Texas

Gone to Texas, also known as GTT, was a common phrase in the 19th century utilized by Americans moving to Texas, which at the time was part of Mexico. The phrase was often written on the doors or posted as a sign on fences just before abandoning their property. Gone to Texas was particularly popular as americans were looking to escape debt incurred during the Panic of 1819. The phrase was made famous after Davy Crockett said...

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Six Flags Over Texas History

The Six Flags Over Texas is used to describe the six nations that had sovereignty over portions of the territory of the U.S. state of Texas. ┬áThe “six flags” are also shown on the reverse of the Seal of Texas.   Spain: 1519 – 1821 The first explorations into Texas were by the Spanish. The first was a map making expedition in 1519 led by Alfonso Alvarez de Pineda and Cabeza de Vaca. Soon after came explorers...

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