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Clara Driscoll

"Remember the Alamo" was the rallying cry at the 1836 Battle of San Jacinto. However by 1903, the neglected Alamo was nearly torn down and replaced by a hotel. At that point, twenty-two-year-old Clara Driscoll stepped forward with her own money to protect the sacred site. For her generosity, Driscoll is known as the "Savior of the Alamo."

Image: Clara Driscoll, ca. 1901. Image courtesy of the Robert Driscoll and Julia Driscoll and Robert Driscoll Jr. Foundation in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Audio: Houston Public Media

Photograph of Clara Driscoll