Comment: 1835 Birthdates: Navy of the Republic of Texas & Mark Twain.

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1835 Birthdates: Navy of the Republic of Texas & Mark Twain.

A marker at Pier 21 pays tribute to the first Navy of the Republic of Texas in 1835. No mention of the US flag, Mark Twain or other American icons.

U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, the sponsor of the ship attended the ceremony.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul