Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Here's another thing about the Hall of State: the Angel of Goliad

Because she saved lives and because she "deserves to be recorded in the annals of this country and treasured in the heart of every Texan," the Mexican-born Angel of Goliad is part of the mural in the Great Hall. That's her at the lower left, near the carriage. No one knows her real name. She was probably the mistress of a Mexican officer. It was a Palm Sunday and over 340 men were put to death. She must have been quite brave.

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