PPL Motorhomes Celebrates Texas Independence Day

If there is one thing we are proud of here at PPL Motorhomes, it’s being TEXAN! From the coastal plains of the gulf to the mountain and arid climate of Big Bend, from the hills of Central Texas, to the piney woods of East Texas. There is no other state in the Union that has a similar geography consisting of nearly every type of  natural environment you can imagine.

On March 2nd, 1836 Texas declared it’s independence from Mexico. With the document you see in the image above, “Mexican” Texans officially declared their succession from the rule of the Mexican government, and thus The Republic of Texas was born. The Republic of Texas was a sovereign state in North America, bordering the United States and Mexico, that existed from 1836 to 1846. The Republic actually also encompassed an area that included all of  our present state of Texas, as well as parts of present-day New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming.

Can you guess what the Republic’s flag looked like? You got it, it’s the same flag we fly across the state today. A single white star on a field of blue, flanked by a white stripe and a red stripe bisecting 2/3rds of the standard.

Did you know we also had our own presidents? Of course you did, if you’re a Texan…there’s a giant statue of one on I-45 North in Huntsville. You may, or may not know that after gaining their independence, the Texas voters had elected a Congress of 14 senators and 29 representatives in September 1836. The Constitution allowed the first president to serve for only two years, and set a three year term for all later presidents. We even had our own money.

The boundary according to the newly formed republic was the Rio Grande. However, Mexico disputed that boundary and considered the Nueces River the boundary. This was a continued source of friction and actually was a direct cause of the Mexican-American war after The US annexed Texas.

PPL Motorhomes LOVES Texas. We’ve all seen nearly every inch of this great state and can share with you all of the great sights and places to camp. If you have any questions about our favorite parks across Texas, don’t hesitate to give us a call. There’s a really good chance that we’ve been there, and if we haven’t we will be sooner than later.

[Source wiki.org]