Yellow fever was ebola in 1800s Texas
Fri, 2014-11-28 07:40 News Staff
By Bartee Hailie
The Texas Congress picked Houston as the new capital of the Lone Star Republic over Matagorda and Washington-on-the-Brazos on Nov. 30, 1836. The Allen brothers had three years to convince skeptics that their humid heaven-on-earth should be the permanent seat of government.