Memorial to "Terry's Texas Rangers"
Seventeen monuments grace the 22 acres of the Texas State Capitol grounds. On these "General" pages I will highlight several of those monuments and a few other points of interest on and around the capitol. grounds.
The TERRY'S TEXAS RANGERS MONUMENT features a bronze statue, by Pompeo Coppini, portraying one of Terry's Texas Rangers astride a spirited horse. In 1861, during the War for Southern Independence, Texas Rangers were mustered at Houston after Benjamin Terry and Thomas Lubbock's call for volunteers. Ten companies of 100 men each were formally activated as the 8th Texas Cavalry. During the next four years they participated in many engagements defending the Confederate States from Northern aggression.
The monument was erected in 1907, by surviving comrades. A plaque on the side reads:
Headquarters Calvary Corps.
April 24, 1865
You have fought your fight. Your task is done. During four years of struggle for liberty you have exhibited courage, fortitude and devotion. You are the victors of more than 200 sternly contested fields. You have participated in more than 1000 conflicts of arms.
You are heroes, veterans, patriots. The bones of your comrades mark the battlefields of Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. You have done all that human exertions could accomplish. In bidding you adieu I desire to tender my thanks for gallantry in battle. Your fortitude under suffering, and the devotion at all times to the holy cause you have done so much to maintain. I desire also to express my gratitude for your kind feeling you have seen fit to extend to myself and to invoke upon you the blessings of our Heavenly Father in the Cause of Freedom:
Comrades in Arms, I bid you farewell.
Leut - Gen. Commanding Calvary Corps.
Army of Tennessee
Terry's Texas Rangers Monuments.
Drink the 'mexican martini's'...
Drink the 'mexican martini's' made at Trudys restuarants. Best Maragarita made in Texas. Served in a martini glass, but basically made of the best ingrediants used to make a margarita on the rocks. Well worth the visit.
Chocolate Cookies and Cream Ice CREAM!!!
I went to Austin Pizza to grab a bite with my roomate. We love going to unknown places, you never know what you'll find!
This place...so KEWL!!!
They have great Pizza, and great sub sandwhiches. They even have a sandwhich named after Stevie Ray Vaughn! But the best thing...the thing I will always remember (because i'm an Oreo FREAK) is the Chocolate Cookies and Cream Ice Cream.
Chocolate Ice cream, and Oreos! It was SO GOOD!!! I think everyone in Austin should try it.
The sanwiches are huge...so we split one and split an ice cream. I was so full.
There were two floors. so you can eat on the covered patio upstairs or eat inside in the nice wooden high tables and the cushioned booth tables.
If you are willing to drive a...
If you are willing to drive a ways out of town, you can visit Hamilton's Pool--off 71 West of Austin on Hamilton's Pool Road. It is a natural cave whose top fell in at some point and it is now a waterfall and swimming hole.
6th street was fun
I have been wanting to go to Austin for awhile and when I went I was not disappointed!
During my trip I spent every night at 6th street and it was great! (Mind you, I am a young woman and I was alone.) A journalist once described 6th street by saying that walking down sixth street is like tuning the radio dial. Every few feet you hear a different kind of music. It was true.
Coming from California, I find the people in Austin super nice. I was lucky to have made some buddies while I was down and that made the trip more enjoyable.
It seems some of the comments people have been writting about sixth street are negative. I went on tuesday, wednesday, and thursday night. Maybe that is a better time. I was there on tues, wed, thurs night and the dress code was casual- jeans and a t-shirt. I believe on the weekends, some places probably require a stricter dress code.