Site of Sam Houston Speeches

Site of Sam Houston Speeches (HM2DRO)

Location: Rusk, TX 75785 Cherokee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 47.651', W 95° 9.174'

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Two speeches were delivered by Sam Houston in Rusk. The first, in 1855, was a debate with politician Frank Bowden. Houston, a U.S. Senator, was on a tour through central and east Texas trying to regain public favor after voting against the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Political debates were popular entertainment of the time, and were well attended. Houston campaigned for governor here in 1857. A newspaper account states his speech lasted three hours, but brought little enthusiasm from the crowd. When he finished speaking, applause was weak and many of the benches were empty.
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HM NumberHM2DRO
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Year Placed1996
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 4:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 296172 N 3519641
Decimal Degrees31.79418333, -95.15290000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 47.651', W 95° 9.174'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 47' 39.06" N, 95° 9' 10.44" W
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Area Code(s)903, 430
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 222 Barron St, Rusk TX 75785, US
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