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2014-01-23

DRT honoring Mirabeau B. Lamar

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Mirabeau B. Lamar is recognized as Texas' Father of Education. The Joshua D. Brown Chapter of The Daughters of The Republic of Texas encourages everyone to fly the Texas flag Sunday, Jan. 26, in honor of Mirabeau B. Lamar Day.
Lamar served as second President of the Republic of Texas from 1838 to 1841. During his administration Congress granted each of the existing 23 counties four leagues of land to be used for education and set aside 50 leagues of land to be used for the development of a university.
Lamar supported the Homestead Act of 1839 and during his term the Lone Star Flag and State Seal were officially adopted
Anyone interested in learnig more about the DRT is invited to attend chapter meetings at 10 am monthly on the fourth Monday in Trinity Baptist Church Chapel, 800 Jackson at Bluebell, Kerrville.
For additional information please call Chapter President GayNell Wells 830-895-0788.