Houston Fought Toughest Battle With The Bottle

On February 18, 1839, Sam Houston spoke at the first temperance meeting ever held in the town named for him but ducked out the back before taking the customary no-alcohol pledge.

The San Jacinto hero’s lifelong battle with the bottle is the subject of the “This Week in Texas History” column for Wednesday, February 12 through Tuesday, February 18.  If you missed it in your local paper, you can read it with your own private email subscription available at the “General Store” on this web site.

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