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Adina De Zavala

Adina De Zavala once described herself as a "student and jealous lover of Texas history.” A charter member of the Texas State Historical Association and a leader in the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, she barricaded herself in the Alamo for three days in 1908 to protest plans for its destruction.

Image: Bust portrait of Adina De Zavala, 1900s. This photo was published on the cover of sheet music for "Remember the Alamo," by Jessie Beattie Thomas, 1908. Image courtesy the Institute of Texan Cultures.

Audio: Houston Public Media

Portrait of Adina De Zavala