Sunday, March 2nd was Texas Independence Day (also, Dr. Seuss’ birthday, although the two events aren’t related.) And the SWC has the newspapers to help you read all about it!
The next article from the Staunton Spectator portrays the Texas Revolution as a slowly-losing cause. Unfortunately, 19th-century newspaper information had a habit of being out of date. Sam Houston’s army had defeated a portion of general Santa Anna’s forces at San Jacinto, Texas back on April 21st, forcing the end of the conflict and freeing Texas from Mexican control. The most entertaining part of this article, however, is the lionizing of Davy Crockett. Check it out: “Crockett was found (within the Alamo)…on his back, a frown on his brow, a smile of scorn on his lips—his knife in his hand, a dead Mexican lying across his body, and twenty-two more lying pell-mell before him….”
Remember the Alamo!
Also Dr. Seuss.
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