How many of you have heard of the Republic of Fredonia? On this day in 1826, Benjamin Edwards rode into the Mexican-controlled Nacogdoches, Texas, and proclaimed himself ruler of the Republic of Fredonia. He enlisted help from a local Indian tribe and tried to take the town from the Mexicans. (This was the first of many rebellions against Mexico and it all ended about ten years later at the Alamo.)
I have driven around the west side of Nacogdoches many times on highway 59 when heading north or northeast on trips. It proclaims itself as the oldest town in Texas. It is also a college town and is home to the Stephen F. Austin University. Here is a link to university: - http://www.sfasu.edu/
There are many beautiful old homes in that town. I guess one of these days, instead of just driving through or around that town, I will have to stop and explore a bit. Although I much prefer to be out exploring nature's wonders, I still appreciate our history. Now, don't have any rebellions at your place and have a glorious day, you hear?