Reenactors celebrate 180 years since the Ride for Texas Independence


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SAN ANTONIO, Texas (KXAN) — Remembering 180 years since the Texas Revolution, reenactors plan to Ride for Texas Independence.

Feb. 24, 1836 is a historic date for Texas history, marking the day William B. Travis, the Alamo commander, wrote his famed letter “Victory or Death.” The famous ride across Texas will be reenacted as Albert Martin rode to spread Travis’ message calling for reinforcements.

The festivities begin with the reenactors dressed in full period outfits writing the letter before the ride, which will stop at the historic site Washington-on-the-Brazos. The event will also feature numerous living history demonstrations of letter writing, printing, and transportation from the 1800’s.

For more information visit the Alamo’s twitter or Facebook page.

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