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Quantrill's Raiders in Sherman, Texas, Winter 1864. Image made by Will Dunniway, November 2008.

Quantrill's Raiders in Sherman, Texas, Winter Image made by Will Dunniway, November

Replica of the historic log cabin kitchen on the Sam Houston Memorial Museum grounds. The kitchen would have been used mainly by Eliza Revel, Margaret Houston's slave and companion. Eliza was called "Aunt Eliza" by the Houston children and lived with them for many years even after Margaret died. The original kitchen in this location burned down. See some of Eliza's recipes here: http://samhoustonmemorialmuseum.com/fun-stuff/recipes/

Replica of the historic log cabin kitchen on the Sam Houston Memorial Museum grounds. The kitchen would have been used mainly by Eliza Revel, Margaret Houston's slave and companion. Eliza was called "Aunt Eliza" by the Houston children and lived with them for many years even after Margaret died. The original kitchen in this location burned down. See some of Eliza's recipes here: http://samhoustonmemorialmuseum.com/fun-stuff/recipes/

The Goliad Massacre, the darkest day in Texas history, took place here on Palm Sunday, March 27, 1836, when Col. James Fannin and 352 men under his command were executed under orders of the Mexican dictator General Santa Anna. There was twice as much loss of life here at Goliad than at the Alamo.  Nothing had touched the raw nerve of the American character as did the news of the large number of men who were slaughtered execution style after willfully surrendering.

The Goliad Massacre . took place here on Palm Sunday, March when Col. James Fannin and 352 men were slaughtered execution style after willfully surrendering to Mexican dictator

Sam Houston ... The Republic of Texas declared independence on March 2, 1836.

General Sam Houston, President of the Republic of Texas. a nineteenth-century American statesman, politician, and soldier. He is best known for his leading role in bringing Texas into the United States.

This photo postcard of Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Texas, was postmarked May 5, 1911. It is possible that photo was made at an earlier date. Photographer was John R. Minor. Courtesy George W. Cook collection at SMU's DeGolyer Library.

This photo postcard of Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Texas, was postmarked May It is possible that photo was made at an earlier date. Courtesy George W. Cook collection at SMU's DeGolyer Library.

Sam Houston - the only man in American History to be elected governor of two states, Tennessee and Texas; he was a citizen of four nations (United States, Cherokee, Mexico, Texas). He was General of the Texas revolutionary army; President of the Republic of Texas; and US Senator for Texas. A man of convictions, with his cane, he publicly beat the US Representative of Ohio on Pennsylvania Avenue for publicly maligning his reputation.

THE FIRST TEXAN - Sam Houston - the only man in American History to be elected governor of two states, Tennessee and Texas

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