PLEASE TELL YOUR LOCAL TEXAS HISTORY TEACHER ABOUT THIS!!
Package of two (2) 16"x 24" color of a Republic of Texas Ski map (see history below) showing the resorts Texans love to ski. Great for framing in your class room to show students, many of whom have visited the areas shown, the magnitude of the Republic. This map was designed by a Red River< New Mexico ski instructor who had found over years of teaching that it relaxed his Texas students when he told them they were skiing in Texas!! A Texas History in one class asked if I had a map, didn't, so I made this for her. There are some intentional ommissions, rivers, state names to give the teacher something to make a learning lesson out of. Also available in five packs and on coffee mugs and tees in my Ebay store. If you want more than this package contains, reorders can be made at my web store, the contact info for that will be included in first shipment.
Ski the Republic of Texas!!
Texas is a State of mind, a Country of its own; within the United States of America, this proud feeling of Independence probably stems from the area's history.... Six sovereign Nation's flags have flown over Texas, proclaiming it as their own, including the short-lived Republic of Texas. Soon after making a stand for independence at the Alamo, and a defeat of Santa Ana's Mexican army at San Jacinto, the new Republic joined the world of independent nations, with recognition as such bestowed by the United States, Great Britain, France, the Netherlands and the Republic of Yucatan.
From independence in 1836 - and even after the citizens of the Republic of Texas voted to annex themselves into the United States in 1845 - the north and western reaches of Texas were claimed to be the Rio Grande River to its headwaters, the Arkansas River to its headwaters, then north from these points to the 42nd Parallel. Within these boundaries were parcels of land that now belong to the citizens of New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas and Wyoming.
After the victory of the United States in the Mexican War of 1846-48, Texans agreed in 1850 to release these claims to the Federal Government in exchange for $10,000,000 (the amount of money needed to clear all debts the Republic of Texas had incurred) and adopted the borders we now recognize as the State of Texas.
Today, within this ceded acreage are some of the finest winter recreation resorts in the United States, ranging from Ruidoso (Ski Apache) and Ski Cloudcroft in the south, to Steamboat Springs in the north. This map displays all areas that were originally in the Republic.
So, when you step into your bindings or strap on your boards at any of these resorts, you are skiing or riding in the Republic of Texas!!!
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