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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Archives War video

  Sarah Jackson (that's not Sarah in the photo; it's Angelinia Eberly shooting off her cannon's mouth; photo courtesy of Wikipedia) at the Harris County Archives alerts us to a new video on the removal of the capital from Austin to Houston and the famous or infamous "Archives War."  The video is part of television channel KTBU 55's historical "Postcards From Texas" series.  President Lamar wished to move the capital for a good reason - attract settlement across Texas.  Then Houston, the next president and the city, objected.  I don't mean to shock you, but politics, personal jealosies, city pride, national security, and pecuniary matters of concern motivations emerge.  We wont spoil the plot of the story by telling you who eventually won.  But remember, the story is "weird."  See "Houston: The Original Capital", according to historian Stephen Hardin, archivist David Gracy, and others at

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cool! I love Angelinia's statue ... even if she's the reason Houston's not the capital.