Sunday, June 12, 2011
In Texas, a Museum for a Larger-Than-Life Hero, Sam Houston
VOA Learning English: In Texas, a Museum for a Larger-Than-Life Hero, Sam Houston
Sam Houston was larger than life. The city of Huntsville, Texas, has a 20-meter-tall statue of him. It is said to be the largest statue of any American hero. Nearby, the Sam Houston Memorial Museum holds many of his belongings. Patrick Nolan is the director.
PATRICK NOLAN: "He is really the only man in our history who was president of an independent country, also governor of two different states, the only man to have that distinction, Tennessee and Texas, United States senator from Texas, commanding general in a very successful war." (read more)