Art Appreciation Paper Two - Haley Tijerina Lanina CULF 1319 Paper Two Sam Houston Monument I went to Huntsville Texas last week to visit the college of

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Haley Tijerina Lanina CULF 1319 March 29 2016 Paper Two: Sam Houston Monument I went to Huntsville Texas last week to visit the college of Sam Houston State University for graduate school opportunities. I couldn’t help but notice a huge statue right outside the college. The statue is of Sam Houston himself. The colossal statue is named "A Tribute to Courage" by David Adickes, but is often dubbed "Big Sam". Sam Houston is notable in Texas history. Sam Houston (1793-1863) remembered the Alamo with his surprise victory/slaughter of Santa Anna's more experienced and professional Mexican Army at San Jacinto, then went on to become President of the Republic of Texas, Governor of the State of Texas, and a U.S. Senator. Without his accomplishments we wouldn’t be the State of texas who we are today. The artist name is David Adickes , he created the idea of the colossal statue as a tribute to General Sam Houston. David Adickes raised his own funding to defray construction costs.
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