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Is Sam Houston The Founding Father Of Texas But The Founding Father Of Houston, Texas The City Kickstart The Image Of Today's Houston?

As A Historian Sam Houston Started Houston, Texas And Paved The Way For The Historical Journey Of Houston As A City 

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  • xyzzy
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    While Houston, Texas was named for Sam Houston he did not found the city. In 1836 the Allen brothers bought land for the new town and named it after President Sam Houston. They successfully lobbied the Republic of Texas Congress to designate Houston as the temporary capital, agreeing to provide the new government with a state capitol building. About a dozen persons resided in the town at the beginning of 1837, but that number grew to about 1,500 by the time the Texas Congress convened in Houston for the first time that May. The Republic of Texas granted Houston incorporation on June 5, 1837, as James S. Holman became its first mayor.

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