The Story Of The Six Flags Of Texas


With nearly 30 parks across North America, Six Flags theme parks are one of the most popular amusement park destinations for those looking for summer fun, but have you ever wondered which Six Flags they are? The original park, located in Arlington, Texas, was opened in 1961 by businessman Angus Wynne, who was inspired to create his own theme park after visiting California's famous Disneyland. A proud Texan, he named the park for the six different flags that have flown over the Lone Star State during its long history.


The first flag to fly over Texas was the Spanish flag, as Spain began colonizing Texas in 1519. In fact, not one but three different Spanish flags were flown over Texas as Spain during its rule from the 1500s to the early 1800s. A lot of political and cultural changes took place over the centuries.


Spanish rule was briefly interrupted in 1684, when the French began to colonize the Gulf Coast, establishing the Fort of St. Louis in 1685. His run was short-lived, however, as the Spaniards fought against their encroachment and burned the fort in 1689. By the following year, Spanish rule had strengthened itself over vast territory, but the French flag continued to fly in parts of modern Texas, as the Spanish sold their portion of Louisiana to the French in 1800, until France changed. and when Thomas Jefferson expanded the country through the Louisiana Purchase, he sold all his land to the United States.


Only a few years later, northern Texas was sold to Mexico, which claimed most of the southern territories until 1821, when it won its independence from Spain. When Mexico abolished slavery in 1830, however, many in Texas began to revolt, famously leading to a 13-day siege at the Alamo Mission in San Antonio between Mexican General Santa Anna and Texan belligerents. marched, resulting in a great loss of life on the Texans. That the state really doesn't want anyone to ever forget.


Texas eventually won its independence and bore the banner of the Republic of Texas from 1836 to 1845, when it was finally transferred to the U.S. as a slave state. allowed to enter.

United States of America and the Union

Unsurprisingly, when the United States also looked like it was about to end slavery thanks to the election of Abraham Lincoln, the state again broke ties with its country and joined the United States of America. Texans fought more extensively with the Confederates during the Civil War, but after the Confederate victory, the American flag once again flew its stars and stripes in the Lone Star State. Interestingly, although the Civil War ended on April 9, 1865, subjecting the southern states to the abolition of slavery, as dictated by the Emancipation Proclamation, Texas seems to be the last to hear about it. was. Confederate troops finally reached Galveston in June, and celebrations began among the newly liberated, marking June 19 as Jubilee Day, which is celebrated today as Juneth.

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