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Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state’s history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.

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Mike Zolkoski
Scott Elfstrom
Sean McIver

#37: Monumental Texas: Centennial

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The touchstones of Goliad, the Alamo, and San Jacinto still resonate today. They’re more than just stories in the history books, though; they have a physical presence, too: the monuments of the Texas Centennial.

Before we begin… What’s a great song about Texas?

  • Fannin Battleground

    The Texas Historical Commission has put together a website that covers all the “historic regions” of Texas. This one is about the Texas Independence Trail (you may have seen the highway signs), including the Fannin Battleground State Historic Site.

  • Fannin’s Men Memorial

    Texas Escapes is a wonderful site that has cataloged many of the interesting places all across Texas. This page focuses on Goliad, and features a great photo of the Texas Centennial memorial at the grave of Fannin’s men.

  • Alamo Cenotaph

    A good overview of the Spirit of Sacrifice monument in San Antonio.

  • Monument Hill

    While not a part of the Texas Indepence Trail, the Monument Hill State Historic Site was part of the Texas Centennial construction project, and memorializes an important event in Texas history.

  • The San Jacinto Monument

    The official site of the museum and monument.

  • The Negelected Texas Centennial

    A photo gallery showing the effort by the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission to restore some 1,100 granite markers and monuments that were constructed as part of the Texas Centennial and then allowed to fall into various states of neglect.

  • LaSalle monument

    The monument to LaSalle erected near Indianola.

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