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5 Fun Facts About February 17 In Texas History

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1. In 1836, the signing of the Treaty of Velasco marked the end of the Texas Revolution. After defeating Mexican forces at the Battle of San Jacinto the previous year, Texas gained its independence from Mexico.

2. In 1854, the city of Seguin was incorporated in Texas. Named after Spanish Colonel Juan Seguín, Seguin is known for its historic architecture and rich culture.

3. On February 17, 1897, the Texas State Capitol building was dedicated in Austin. The structure, which took six years to build, is made of pink granite and is the largest state capitol building in the United States.

4. The first rodeo held in Texas occurred on February 17, 1883, in Pecos. The event featured cowboys and cowgirls competing in calf roping, steer wrestling, and bronc riding.

5. On February 17, 1913, the Armory Building in Houston was completed. The building, now known as the Houston Maritime Museum, served as the headquarters for the Texas National Guard and was later used by the United States Army during World War II.
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