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Piece of Texas Independence history arrives in East Texas

By Jamey Boyum - email

JACKSONVILLE, TX (KLTV) - On March 2, 1836, Texas declared its independence from Mexico, and now, a valuable piece of that war's history is in East Texas.

In Jacksonville, a Lon Morris College, they are marking the occasion by displaying an 1816 Tryon, a rare black powder gun used in the war between Texas and Mexico.

Lon Morris professor Charles Davis says he will show the $100,000 weapon to local schools before it goes on permanent display at the college.

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