21 April 2009

18 Minutes

That's all it took.

April 21, 1836.

On this day 173 years ago, General Sam Houston led his army of roughly 900 men to defeat the army of General Santa Anna in the battle of San Jacinto. This was considered to be the decisive battle that paved the way for Texas Independence.

As a native Texan, I find it enlightening/inspiring to know our history.

Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!

That's all for the history lesson today, kids.


Chief Rock Chef said...

Remember the Alamo!

terri said...

Thanks for the history lesson. I would have been completely unaware if not for your blog.

Brigid said...

I am inspired that there are story tellers and modern historians that keep it alive. Thank you.

meleah rebeccah said...

I wish I could get into history. Thank you for sharing this. I just learned something new.