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Old 11-22-2014, 10:31 PM   #1
maximus_flavius OP
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Spring Ride - The Texas Runaway Scrape (pt. II)

I've got an idea brewing for a Spring Ride. I would like to ride the same route that Sam Houston took, from the fall of the Alamo to the battle of San Jacinto.

I've always been fascinated with the Texas Runaway Scrape during the war for Texas Independence. After word of the Alamo defeat, most Texas settlers were running away from the invading Mexican army under Santa Anna, burning everything they could to deny it's use to the Mexicans.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runaway_Scrape

Sam Houston left Gonzales on March 13, marching eastward. Defeated Santa Anna At San Jacinto on April 21.

I'd like to ride the exact route (as much as possible). It shouldn't take us near as long, on motorcycles!

http://earlytexashistory.com/Tx1836/routemap.html

Here's all the exact campsites that were used

http://earlytexashistory.com/Tx1836/campsites.html

What a trying time! What a debt of gratitude we owe those men!

Anyways, I'd like to take a few days this Spring & ride the route in a few days, stopping at all camp sites we can get to. Anybody else interested?
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