Fire!

Statue of the Cannon Lady

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Austin, Texas

In 1842, on a dark December night, Sam Houston tried to take the Texas archives out of Austin, thereby eliminating it as a possible capital city of the Republic. Angelina Eberly, a middle-aged woman, saw what was going on downtown and fired a cannon at the thieves.

They failed, Austin became the capital, and in 2004 the city, in gratitude, erected a bronze statue of Angelina firing her cannon at the spot where she stood.

Statue of the Cannon Lady

Address:
N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX
Directions:
Midtown. On the west side of N. Congress Ave. between W. 6th and W. 7th Sts. If you approach the Texas State Capitol from the south, you'll have the muzzle of the cannon pointed at you.
Admission:
Free
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