Texana Sale

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They're calling it the Texana Auction of the Century. It's a major sale set for this week in Austin of close to 200 rare artifacts from early Texas history.

The Texas State Historical Association is conducting the auction. The items have been valued at more than one-point-two (m) million dollars.

Items for auction include the gold and topaz ring Sam Houston gave to his wife. There's also a Texas star medal awarded to Mexican generals and officers who survived the Texas Revolution of 1836.

Bidders will also vie for a document signed by James Bowie two months before he was killed at the Alamo.

The historical association is raising funds for a project to digitize all the books and magazines it has published since the late 19th century.