People remember the Alamo as a heroic struggle against
impossible odds—a place where men made the ultimate sacrifice
for freedom. The Hall of State in Dallas is filled with treasures
remembering these sacrifices, such as Gen. Sam Houston's San
Jacinto Battle Report that ended with his infamous "remember the
Alamo" battle cry. More than 3 million additional historical items
spanning 400 years of Texas history are housed within the Hall of
Built in 1936 as part of the Texas Centennial Exposition, the
Hall of State captures the life and times of passionate visionaries
who helped shape the great state of Texas. Beautifully painted wall
murals, some three stories high, depict the lives of inhabitants
who have affected the region for centuries. It is a doorway to past
events and people who led extraordinary lives. It records the
struggles between nations that shaped modern-day Texas and
celebrates its legendary heroes.
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