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Block from the first Capitol of the Republic of Texas
Title: Block from the first Capitol of the Republic of Texas
Description: Wooden cube with note pasted on one side. Handwritten on the note: Block from the Capitol of the Republic of Texas at Columbia, Oct. 3, 1836.
Description: Historical Note: This is a block of wood from the Capitol Building of the Republic of Texas at Columbia. In October 1836, Columbia (present day West Columbia) became the first capital of an elected government of the Republic of Texas. President Samuel Houston, on December 15, 1836, ordered the seat of government removed to Houston. The government began operating from Houston on April 19, 1837.
Citation information: ATF0392, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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