After arriving in Texas to escape a scandal back east, lawyer Sam Houston just wants to hang out his shingle, keep a low profile, and stay out of any political intrigue. However, when President Jackson personally orders him to lead the fight for Texan independence, he overcomes his reluctance to become involved and leads his compatriots to a string of victories over the Mexican army. Written by
HE LEFT HIS MARK ACROSS THE WEST'S THOUSAND TOUGHEST MILES" From the Red River to the Rio Grande he was hunted and feared...a restless giant in a violent land! (original poster)
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Did You Know?
On the first day of December, in 1832, a man rode up to a muddy stream called the Red River. When he crossed this river, he was in Texas. He was a man in search of a new life, because his previous one had left him desolated and sick at heart. He was a man of size and strength and he had history in his hands. His name was Sam Houston.
Version of The Conqueror
The First Texan
Lyrics by McElbert Moore
Music by 'Roy Webb (I)' See more