April 2, 1881 - July 17, 1945A descendant of early Texas colonists, including a veteran of San Jacinto, Clara Driscol was born in Refugio County and grew up as a wealthy rancher's daughter. In 1903, soon after returning from school in Europe, she learned that the Long Barrack, part of the historic Alamo, was about to be sold as a hotel site. When the state failed to act, she bought the property. Using her own funds to supplement money raised by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Her gesture sparked public interest and won her the title "Savior of the Alamo". The state reimbursed her in 1905 and placed the Alamo in the care of the DRT. In 1932 she helped the state buy land south of the Alamo Chapel.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 6:07am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14R E 551483 N 3254618|
|Decimal Degrees||29.41983333, -98.46926667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 25.19', W 98° 28.156'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 25' 11.40" N, 98° 28' 9.36" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1701-1751 E Commerce St, San Antonio TX 78205, US|
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