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36 SIXTY YEARS IN TEXAS.
almost night and day for her children-when I think
of her that kissed away my tears in infancy and
in youth, and counselled and rightly advised me in
early manhood, my heart overflows, my eyes become
moist, and my whole life of love goes out after her,
and I admire and love and praise and revere her
blessed name. Those old pioneers, both men and
women, seemed to be possessed with the same spirit
that controlled Bowie, Crockett and the heroes that
gave their lives that Texas might be free. It was
they that blazed out the way and laid the foundation
in this country, that made it possible for those
that came later on to enjoy the benefits and blessings
of this glorious country.
There have been many monuments raised that
we may remember the heroes and great persons of
past ages. We have monuments of our Confederate
generals that gave their lives to a cause they believed
to be right, and I should like to see a monument
raised that would tower above all others in
memory of the old pioneers, facing to the west, with
his ax in one hand and his trusty rifle in the other,
with his faithful wife by his side, with her Bible
in one hand and distaff in the other.
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Jackson, George. Sixty years in Texas, book, 1908; Dallas, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20205/m1/50/: accessed June 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .