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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In 1986, Texas celebrated its 150th anniversary of independence from Mexico. Originally conceived as a deeply-funded, centrally-planned series of well-organized events, economic conditions turned it into a hodge-podge of nearly ten thousand events, large and small, scattered throughout the state. It was a year-long “Texas-sized birthday party” known as the Texas Sesquicentennial
Before we begin… What’s your favorite song by Janis Joplin?
- Order a shirt! Celebrate the Texas (and Come and Take It) Sesquicentennial
- Texas Sesquicentennial Wagon Train. A phtographic history of the big wagon train that went around the state, within 100 miles of every town and city (at least, that was the goal).
- A nice article from the Chicago Tribune talking about the “Texas-size birhtday party” of 1986
- Texas throws 150-year birthday party. But in midst of celebration, Texans uncertain about the future. An article from the Christian Science Monitor that touches on the economic uncertainties in Texas of 1986.
- The official Texas Sesquicentennial logo, part of a nice digitial collection of Texas Sesquicentennial memorabilia.
- A good overview of the oil price collapse that led to the challenging economic climate of 1986 in Texas.
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