Texas Hero Stories; An Historical Reader for the Grades

Texas Hero Stories; An Historical Reader for the Grades (Paperback)

By Katie Daffan 
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Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1154171876
EAN: 9781154171877
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 36
Publish Date: 2012-5-14
Binding: Paperback
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ...The city of Houston, beautiful metropolis, situated on Buffalo Bayou, about twenty-one miles from the San Jacinto battlefield, is named in honor of General Houston. It is, with its splendid schools, magnificent churches, homes, sanitariums, Sam Houston Park, broad streets, busy market, filled with evidences of a thriving commercial life, and last, but not least, its adoring citizenship, who feel that their city is destined to be the greatest in this great State, a tribute to the great man for whom it is named, and convinces us that after all there is "something in a name." The grave of Texas' great chieftain at Huntsville is marked with a simple slab inscribed with his name and the date of his birth and death. There stands in Statuary Hall in the National Capitol, also in our State Capitol at Austin, a statue of Houston, erected by the State of Texas and executed by Elisabet Ney, the Texas sculptor, but there should be a monument to the memory of Sam Houston in every town in Texas where a school boy or girl lives. Cannot the boys and girls of Texas make this their especial pride and as true patriots, having learned of his great service, unselfishly given and with no reward, begin to erect monuments in their school yards or on the public squares that men for years to come, seeing, may understand that the boys and girls of Texas know the history of their State and give honor to him who first honored us. Let us begin the work and never stop until our efforts shall be crowned with success and we have "erected memorials to him who did deliver us." FIFTEEN MINUTES OF DESTIXY It is natural that we should consider Santa Anna a monster--a hideous, diabolical, veritable living fiend It would be well for us to consider the race from which he spran...
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Title: Texas Hero Stories; An Historical Reader for the Grades
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Author: Katie Daffan
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1154171876
EAN: 9781154171877
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 36
Publish Date: 2012-5-14
Binding: Paperback

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