3.10.2014

Republic of Texas Independence Day

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 our small Texas town of Seymour celebrated the 178th Republic of Texas Independence Day. 
Dramatic scenes of Old West on Republic of Texas Independence Day
The celebration featured dramatic reenactments of scenes and stories from the Old West Texas Republic. The actors were dressed in traditional Old Texas dress.
Dramatic Reenactment with cowboy on Republic of Texas Independence Day
There were lots of characters and several stories shared in the drama events.
Republic of Texas Independence Day Old West Reenactments
It was quite interesting for me to note that the attire of cowboys in the old west was not much different from the cowboys today.  They still look much like those featured in the drama events.
Seymour Texas Quilt Show on Republic of Texas Independence Day
In addition to the dramatic events there was a nice little quilt show with actual quilts from 1887. We have lots of families here in Seymour, Texas who are related to the original settlers of the area.
Republic of Texas Independence Day Old Wagon Exibit
There were real wagons, horses, carriages, and such along with a chuckwagon cooking like display that featured real campfire cooking.
Republic of Texas Independence Day Chuck Wagon Cooking Exibit
We lingered a bit as we watched the cooking happen
Seymour Texas Republic of Texas Independence Day Blacksmith Exibit
We moved on to enjoy watching the old fashioned blacksmith at work and talking to him about his craft. There was food, pie competitions, horse drawn wagon tours of historic houses, scenes, reenactments, crafts, a quilt show, a 42 Domino tournament, a roping lesson, farrier demonstration, Dulcimers, Czech dancers, a live 1 room school display, and more that I enjoyed but my favorite demonstration of all...
Exibit of Longhorns from official State of Texas cattle herd on Republic of Texas Independence Day
Was the Longhorns visiting for the day from the Official State of Texas Cattle Herd complete with the lone star brand.
Cute Little Texas Cowboy Smile enjoys Republic of Texas Independence Day.
And the smile of a cute little Texas Cowboy as he and his sweet family enjoyed those Longhorns too.

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