The Texas State Fair is hosting a fantastic collection of relics from the colonial, revolutionary, and independent Republic eras of Texas. I spent a good few hours at the exhibit. I took some poor quality "no flash" photos with my wife's iphone. I thought I would share a few of the items. The collection is very large and I only took pictures of a few items. It is on display at the Hall of State at Fair Park until early December. Forgive me for the poor quality photos. If you are in the Dallas area this fall, plan on visiting this collection.
I am still in amazement that I was standing so close to these treasures.
Davey Crockett's fiddle:
Original Patterson and Walker Revolvers with provenance to early Texas Rangers:
A Dance Brothers revolver and a VERY interesting early Colt cartridge revolver:
An old Colt Navy revolver:
One of Bowie's knives:
Sam Houston's pistol:
The sword used to apprehend Santa Anna after the Battle of San Jacinto:
Santa Anna's vest and spurs:
An old Colt DA and Junius Peak's badge:
A uniform from Gen. Hood's Texas Brigade:
Badge from Texas Ranger Manuel Trazazas "Lonewolf" Gonzaullas
Personal account of Cabeza de Vaca's observations on the New World: