This Week In Texas History


December 2014 - Week 2                                                  AUDIO VERSION

                                                                                                                

THE BABE OF THE ALAMO

This Week In Texas History...


DECEMBER 1834 AND A BESIEGED BABY TEXAN IS BORN.

THIS WEEK IN TEXAS HISTORY, BROUGHT TO YOU BY 930 AM THE ANSWER, ALAMO CITY REPUBLICAN WOMEN, AND THE SAVE TEXAS HISTORY PROGRAM OF THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE.

DECEMBER 14, 1834. GONZALES. ANGELINA DICKINSON IS BORN INTO TROUBLED TIMES.

BEFORE SHE’S A YEAR OLD, THE TEXAS REVOLUTION BEGINS. SOLDIERS LOOT THEIR HOME, SO HER FAMILY MOVES TO SAN ANTONIO, SEEKING SHELTER IN THE ALAMO.

IN THE FAMOUS BATTLE, HER FATHER DIES BUT HER MOTHER SUSANNA SURVIVES. SANTA ANNA OFFERS TO TAKE BABY ANGELINA BACK TO MEXICO, BUT IS REFUSED.

DUBBED THE BABE OF THE ALAMO, ANGELINA GROWS UP PENNILESS AND ADRIFT. SHE ENDURES SEVERAL FAILED MARRIAGES AND EVEN RESORTS TO PROSTITUTION.

TROUBLED AND FORLORN, SHE DIES IN GALVESTON IN 1869. SHE IS ONLY 35. ANGELINA DICKINSON WAS BORN, THIS WEEK IN TEXAS HISTORY.


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This Week In Texas History

Katherine L. Massey, "DICKINSON, ANGELINA ELIZABETH," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fdi36), accessed December 04, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Modified on July 24, 2014. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Margaret Swett Henson, "DICKINSON, SUSANNA WILKERSON," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fdi06), accessed December 11, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Modified on July 24, 2014. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.