Black Bean Lottery ==> March 25: Today in Texas History #txhx

Today in 1843, seventeen Texans were executed at Salado, Tamaulipas, Mexico. They were chosen with a black bean lottery after being part of a mass escape attempt. The bodies were returned to Texas and buried on Monument Hill in La Grange.

“I am forced to conclude that God made Texas on his day off, for pure entertainment, just to prove that diversity could be crammed into one section of earth by a really top hand.” ~ Mary Lasswell

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