In 1903, when the county seat of Hartley County was moved to Channing, how did they get the old courthouse to its new location?
What name did Sam Houston take when he became a Roman Catholic in 1833?
Why is the Texas Almanac contraband in Texas prisons?
Why is No. 3 Saint James Street, London significant in Texas History?
Answers at the below.
Answer 1: Cowboys from the XIT Ranch set the old frame building on wheels, then mounted up and hauled it fifteen miles to it's new location.
Answer 2: Sam, who was not given a middle name by his parents, chose Samuel Pablo when he joined the Catholic Church as required of colonists under Mexican law. Later, in 1854, a Baptist minister dunked him in Rocky Creek near Independence. When told his sins had been washed away, he replied, "Lord help the fish down below."
Answer 3: Because it contains detailed maps that might aid in planning and escape.
Answer 4: It was the home of the Texas Legation, where Dr. Ashbel Smith, as Texian minister to Great Britain, played the great diplomatic game to further the interests of the young republic from 1842 to 1846.
The legation rented rooms in the building from Berry Bros. and Rudd, Wine and Spirit Merchants, who have conducted business at that address since 1698. In 1923, Cutty Sark Scotch Whisky was born in that same building.
No. 3 Saint James Street, London