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.

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.

Texas Statehood Day and Sam Houston - Father of Texas, birthday is celebrated on February

Sam Houston.  Sam Houston is best known for being the President of the Republic of Texas and leading the Texans to the defeat of Santa Anna at San Jacinto. The city of Houston is also named after him. But, he was also the governor of Texas during the Civil War, and he opposed the seccession of Texas from the Union. They say everything is bigger in Texas, sideburns included.

President of the Republic of Texas, lead the Texans to the defeat of Santa Anna at San Jacinto. Governor of Texas during the Civil War, who opposed the seccession of Texas from the Union.

There is so much truth in this.  You know you're a Texan when...  Sam Houston means more to you than George Washington

Sam Houston is in the historical Christian romance we're writing now titled STOLEN set in Texas Rangers, too!

March 2 - Texas Independence Day :: The San Jacinto Monument on the Houston Ship Channel marks where Sam Houston defeated Mexico in 1836.

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San Jacinto Monument - Tallest stone column memorial structure in the world, commerating Battle of San Jacinto, Santa Anna taken by Sam Houston

Hard to find this page!  Sam Houston National Forest park and hiking trail info

Hiked a few miles here Hard to find this page! Sam Houston National Forest park and hiking trail info

Sam Houston Statue Huntsville, Texas

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Sam Houston Statue Huntsville, Texas - Sam and I became very friendly as I drove to the SHSU campus many times.

"Govern wisely, and as little as possible." - Sam Houston, first President of the Republic of Texas.  I wish it was more like this today.  :(

Samuel Houston was born on March near Lexington, Virginia. From 1813 to he fought in the Creek War and was wounded at Horsesh.

Sam Houston 1793-1863, first President of the Republic of Texas after defeating Mexico at San Jacinto.

Sam Houston first President of the Republic of Texas after defeating Mexico at the Battle of San Jacinto. Sam lived with the Cherokee Indians for awhile and learned to speak their language.

Woodland House (Huntsville)This home was the residence of Sam Houston from 1847 to 1859. It's on the grounds of the Sam Houston State University, and has been listed as a national landmark. Tours are free to the public.

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Woodland House (Huntsville)This home was the residence of Sam Houston from 1847 to It's on the grounds of the Sam Houston State University, and has been listed as a national landmark. Tours are free to the public.

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