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Sam Houston Gravesite Monument, Huntsville, Texas

Born in Timber Ridge in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Sam Houston was Texas' George Washington.

He led the Texas Revolution (Texas' war of independence from Mexico), was twice the President of the Republic of Texas and later Governor of the State of Texas. He was removed from office when he refused to sign an Oath of Loyalty to the Confederacy.

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