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Nominal Me

I'm falling in love with my camera and taking photos everywhere I go. That, combined with my passions for politics, sports, religion and other things we all agree on, makes this blog persist.

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Location: Astoria, New York, United States

I'm born in Manhattan and raised in Queens.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

Texans love their history. In school, they take three years of it. For foreigners the rest of us, we need to go to places like the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, TX.

The museum delves into parts of American history that I was not aware of, like the Spaniard conquest of parts of North America. Texas' history is linked with Spain and Mexico, two nations that as a New Yorker I did not focus very much on before college.

The museum mixed photos, statues, and artifacts, like this chest with...stuff in it.

The Texas independent movement liked the phrase "come and get it". Their use of a white flag would help them while surrendering at the Alamo and asking to be part of the United States of America.

Modern Texas history is about oil, and a good part of the museum's third floor is dedicated to it. The oil industry turned the state population from mostly farmers to urban dwellers in a generation.

It's a fun time if you like history. Yee-haw.

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