Monday, March 31, 2008

Sam Houston

We went to Huntsville, Texas for the weekend. Our first stop was the Sam Houston Statue. This statue is clearly seen miles away as you drive up I-45. I remember the first time I saw it. I remember thinking what in the world is that, its so BIG. This statue stands 67 foot high. For those of you who do not know who Sam Houston is...a little history lesson. He played a big part of Texas history. Houston was statesman who was President of Texas twice, a U.S. Senator for Texas. He was Commander in Chief of the Army of the Republic of Texas. He was Governor of Tennessee and of Texas. He lived a very colorful life. Houston, TX is named after him.
While we were in Huntsville we also visited the Sam Houston Memorial Museum and his gravesite. We went to the Texas Prison Museum, which was interesting. And last but not least we went shopping in downtown Huntsville. Love antique stores!!!

1 comment:

Chriss Rollins said...

Hi Donna,
lovely pics and thanx for the History lesson.
glad you enjoyed your visit ..its nice to get away for little breaks.
take care
chriss x