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Laredo in Webb County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Capitol, Republic of the Rio Grande

 
 
Capitol, Republic of the Rio Grande Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 29, 2022
1. Capitol, Republic of the Rio Grande Marker
Inscription.  A seventh Texas flag marks this adobe as the 1839-1840 Capitol, Republic of the Rio Grande. Federalists opposed to regime of Santa Anna in Mexico City were headed by Jesus Cardenas as president. Recruited aid in Texas, won victories in Mexico, after 2 years made peace with Centralists.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1965

 
Erected 1965 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 704.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansWars, Non-US. A significant historical year for this entry is 1965.
 
Location. 27° 30.131′ N, 99° 30.363′ W. Marker is in Laredo, Texas, in Webb County. Marker is at the intersection of Zaragoza Street and San Agustin Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Zaragoza Street. The marker is located east of the La Posada Hotel next to the Republic of the Rio Grande Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Zaragoza Street, Laredo TX 78040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Republic of the Rio Grande (here, next to this marker); Benavides Brothers
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Original Site of Villa De Laredo (within shouting distance of this marker); Laredo Election Riot, 1886 (within shouting distance of this marker); Laredo Telephone Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Augustine Parochial School (within shouting distance of this marker); Leyendecker House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ramón Family (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laredo.
 
Also see . . .
1. Republic of the Rio Grande. Wikipedia
The Republic of the Rio Grande (Spanish: República del Río Grande) was an independent nation that insurgents fighting against the Centralist Republic of Mexico sought to establish in northern Mexico. The Republic of the Rio Grande was one of a series of independence movements in Mexico against the unitary government dominated by Antonio López de Santa Anna, including the Republic of Texas, and the Second Republic of Yucatán. The rebellion lasted from 17 January to 6 November 1840.
(Submitted on August 2, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
The Capitol, Republic of the Rio Grande Marker is on the left of the two markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 29, 2022
2. The Capitol, Republic of the Rio Grande Marker is on the left of the two markers
 

2. Jesús de Cárdenas. Wikipedia
After Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas declared independence in October 1838 and formally organized their provisional government on January 18, 1839 with Jesús de Cárdenas as President, the January 28, 1839 supporters of the rebellion placed the flag of this republic in the town square of Guerrero, Tamaulipas and every man went under the banner of the proclaimed Republic of the Rio Grande to kiss the flag as a sign of loyalty. And after a campaign by the inner federalist entities Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas, their leaders agreed to hold a convention in Laredo, Texas on January 17, 1840, which declared independence from Mexico and established provisionally the capital of the Republic of the Rio Grande in Laredo, Texas. The Republic of Rio Grande claimed as its territory the areas of Tamaulipas and Coahuila to the north until the Nueces river and Medina respectively, and all the states of Zacatecas, Durango, Chihuahua and Nuevo México, among those present were appointed official representatives of the Republic of the Rio Grande.
(Submitted on August 2, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Looking east at the Capitol, Republic of the Rio Grande Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse
3. Looking east at the Capitol, Republic of the Rio Grande Marker
The view of the La Posada Hotel with the markers on the left image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse
4. The view of the La Posada Hotel with the markers on the left
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 2, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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