This Week In Texas History


July 2015 - Week 4                                                       AUDIO VERSION 

                                                                                                                

This Week In Texas History...

A PROUD TEXAN RETURNS

JULY 1990 AND A BATTLE-WEARY TEXAN RETURNS HOME.


THIS WEEK IN TEXAS HISTORY, BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE ANSWER, ALAMO CITY REPUBLICAN WOMEN, AND THE SAVE TEXAS HISTORY PROGRAM OF THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE.


JULY 26, 1990. HOUSTON. CHRISTENED IN 1912 BY SAM HOUSTON’S GRANDDAUGHTER, THE BATTLESHIP TEXAS IS A WITNESS TO HISTORY.


IT SURVIVED WORLD WAR ONE IN THE ATLANTIC AND SAW THE SURRENDER OF THE GERMAN NAVY IN 1918. IN WORLD WAR TWO, IT SUPPORTED OMAHA BEACH ON D-DAY. IN THE PACIFIC, IT SHELLED IWO JIMA AND SURVIVED KAMIKAZES AT OKINAWA.


IN 1948, THE PROUD SHIP CAME HOME TO TEXAS AND FACED ITS WORST ENEMY: TIME. BY THE 1980’S THE DREADNOUGHT WAS RUSTED AND LEAKING.


A CAMPAIGN TO SAVE THE OLD WARRIOR RAISED MILLIONS, INCLUDING PENNIES DONATED BY TEXAS SCHOOLCHILDREN.


TODAY, AFTER TWO YEARS IN DRYDOCK, THE TEXAS RETURNS TO A GRAND CELEBRATION.


THE BATTLESHIP TEXAS CAME HOME TO STAY, THIS WEEK IN TEXAS HISTORY..
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LEARN MORE AT SAVETEXASHISTORY.ORG OR CALL 800-998-4GLO.


Art Leatherwood, "TEXAS," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qtt02), accessed July 16, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.