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Texamination: State Historic Sites

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Texamination: State Historic Sites

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#1. The state’s smallest historic site is here:

#2. This is the only fort owned and operated by the State of Texas that once hosted military camels (expeditions of 1857, 1859 and 1860):

#3. Which of these state historic sites was once a private home, a restaurant, and a trailer park?

#4. The Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico was written and signed here:

#5. The battle at this state historic site turned back one of several Union army attempts to invade and occupy part of Texas during the Civil War:

#6. Some of the most extensive and outstanding rock paintings (known as pictographs) not only in Texas, but in the world, are at this site:

#7. One of the largest and finest historic adobe structures in Texas, this site was a home, a private fortification and a trading post on the Chihuahua Trail:

#8. African American soldiers from all four of the famous Buffalo Soldier regiments served at this historic post which General Sheridan called “the prettiest post in Texas.”

#9. The general born at this site is responsible for the Cinco de Mayo holiday; the general and his troops defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

#10. When the State of Texas acquired and appropriate funds for this site in 1913, this place became the state’s third historic site. It memorializes one of the key battlegrounds during the Texas War for Independence. One of the two battle cries heard at the Battle of San Jacinto came from the surrender and unanticipated execution of Texian forces here.

#11. Which historic site had three prominent owners spanning over 134 years and was known for sugarcane production, cattle ranching and oil drilling? Also, Mexican General Santa Anna was held prisoner for a short time at this estate after the Battle of San Jacinto.

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