The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 89, July 1985 - April, 1986 Page: 288
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Cover: Flag of the Republic of Texas. Courtesy Star of the Republic
The design of this national flag of Texas was approved by the Congress of
the Republic of Texas in January, 1839. Popularly known as the Lone Star flag,
it became the state flag upon annexation in 1846. The specific Lone Star flag on
the cover, known as the "Mier" flag, is said to have been taken into Mexico by
Texas soldiers sometime between 1840 and 1850. It may have belonged to
members of the Mier expedition, which invaded Mexico in December, 1842.
The flag was reportedly captured in battle and subsequently belonged to the
town of Mier, Mexico. Mr. Ram6n de la Garza y Pefia, a resident of Camargo,
Mexico, who died in 1952 at the age of ninety-two, claimed that when he was a
small boy the flag was brought to Camargo for a celebration and was never re-
turned. For many years it hung in the police station in Camargo.
To observe Texas's 15oth anniversary of independence, this and subsequent
issues of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly will focus primarily on Texas dur-
ing the years 1821-1846. This cover is the third in a series that features his-
toric flags associated with Texas.
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