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Sam Houston, 1848  One of the most colorful and controversial figures in Texas history, Sam Houston was born in Virginia on March 2, 1793. He spent much of his youth, however, in the mountains of Tennessee. There, young Houston became acquainted with the Cherokee Indians, and he spent much time with them, an activity which he much preferred over studies or working on the farm.

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.

news photo Dust Bowl Depression mother with her child 1939 1462-30

news photo Dust Bowl Depression mother with her child 1939 1462-30


American Presidents-the buck stops here! President Obama was out last true President and Hillary should be president-get rid of the electoral college! Now we have no President-Louise Glass

President Lincoln

Many are claiming this is a photo of Abraham Lincoln. The people walking behind him are dressed in or clothing. This cannot be Abraham Lincoln. Who is this man? Tents at the left resemble those used by yankee soldiers during the War Between the States,

Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves was arguably the greatest lawman and gunfighter of the West, a man who served as a marshal for 32 years in the most dangerous district in the country, captured 3,000 felons, (once bringing in 17 men at one time), and shot 14 men in the line of duty, all without ever being shot himself.    He was also a black dude.

Bass Reeves: Best Lawman of the West

Bass Reeves, U. Born to slave parents in 1838 in Paris, Texas, Bass Reeves would become the first black U. Deputy Marshal west of the Mississippi River and one of the greatest frontier heroes in our nation’s history.

Temple Houston, son of Sam Houston, orphaned at 7; raised by a sister. At 19, he graduated w/honors from Baylor with a law degree, passed the bar to become the youngest practicing lawyer in TX. He spoke French, Spanish 7 Indian languages. He became renowned for defending prostitute Millie Stacey in 1899. His closing summary (the Soiled Dove Plea) is still studied by law students today. It's considered the perfect defense argument and a masterpieces of oratory in the English language.

The life of Temple Lea Houston, the defense of Texas cowboy Red Tom and prostitute Minnie Stacey; by Charley Eckhardt.

Jim Bowie, American pioneer and hero, and his signature knife. Born in Kentucky, Bowie lived in Louisiana and died at the Alamo.

slave trader, and land speculator, . in the Texas Revolution, culminating in his death at the Battle of the Alamo

President Lincoln in his WH office, 1864--

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Abraham Lincoln in His White House Office. This is one of the only photographs of Abraham Lincoln in his White House office. It was taken by Anthony Berger, a Brady operator, to assist the artist Francis B. Carpenter in his massive painting of Lincoln rea

President and First Lady Taft.

President and First Lady Taft. Taft studied German and history at Miami University and later studied music at the University of Cincinnati. She briefly considered a musical career before her marriage.

Jane Long, born July 23, 1798, led a long and hard life. But her independent and determined character earned for her the title "Mother of Texas."

Jane Long, born July led a long and hard life. But her independent and determined character earned for her the title "Mother of Texas.