These dress spurs belonged to General Santa Anna, and were confiscated by Sam Houston after the General's capture. Later, Houston presented them to H.L. Garland as a gift. The spurs are inscribed " H.L. Garland from his Friend Sam Houston."
Cowboys, immigrants, farmers, roughnecks: Texas has a history as large as the state itself! Explore the unique roles that Texas has played: as a Spanish colony, as part of the Mexican Frontera, as an independent Republic, and as the 28th state to join the Union. Texas! The Exhibition, on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science from March 6 - Sept. 5, 2011.
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