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TEXAS, OUR TEXAS On March 2, 1836, as Mexican president Santa Anna and his army prepared for their final assault on the Alamo, 59 Texian and Tejano representatives at Washington-on-the-Brazos boldly signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. Amateur historians can experience those epic events this year on March 2 and 3 with free historic reenactments scheduled at the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historical Park, where Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, and other dignitaries will swagger about in period attire, and at Alamo Plaza in San Antonio, where the revolution's effects on a divided citizenry will be emphasized. Visitors to both sites can mingle with blacksmiths, leatherworkers, and musicians and catch soldiers and seƱoritas flirting. In addition, die-hard Alamo buffs will want to wake up early on March 6 for the San Antonio Living History Association's annual six o'clock "Dawn at the Alamo" commemorative ceremony at Alamo Plaza. And in Austin a new exhibit on controversial Alamo hero Davy Crockett opens March 2 at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, along with a live performance, Davy Crockett in Texas, at the museum's Texas Spirit Theater. Viva la revoluciĆ³n tejana! (See Austin: Museums/Galleries ; San Antonio: Points of Interest ; and Washington.)

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