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Revolutionary Texas Women

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Texas is home to some of the most revolutionary females in the country. From Janis Joplin to Joan Crawford to Lady Bird Johnson to "The Angel of the Alamo," the women of Texas rock—for all kinds of reasons. Although museums to great Texan woman like Barbara Jordan and Ann Richards have yet to be built, there are a wealth of places in the state to tap into the revolutionary spirit of Texan women.
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301 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
Joan Crawford was born in San Antonio as Lucille Fay LeSueur in 1904. Although Crawford's reputation as a Mom is somewhat tarnished, her stellar creds as a silent star and golden days of movie queen are untouched. You can soak up some Crawford...
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2000 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207, USA
Joan Crawford's famous imitator, Carol Burnett (her classic "Mildred Fierce" takeoff is on YouTube) was also born in San Antonio. You can see her family home, now a community center, at 2000 West Commerce Street. It's not open to the public for...
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700 Procter St, Port Arthur, TX 77640, USA
Janis Joplin's Texas-big personality has insured her survival as one of the most enduring rock stars of the 1960s. Born in 1943 in Port Arthur Texas, her life, art, and singular style are on display at the Museum of the Gulf Coast's Music Hall of...
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At the height of her fame she was world famous as an Olympic Gold Medal winner (javelin and meter hurdles) and as a champion golfer (she won a total of 82 amateur and professional tournaments). In the 1940s and ‘50s she inspired women with her...
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5410 Leopard St, Corpus Christi, TX 78408, USA
Selena Quintanilla was born on April 16, 1971, in Lake Jackson, Texas. The beloved Mexican-American Tejano Queen was one of the most influential singers of her generation before her tragic murder. The Quintanilla family created the Selena museum...
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One of the world's most infamous female criminals, Bonnie Parker of Bonnie and Clyde fame was born in Rowena, Texas in 1910. Her famous 1930s crime spree with her lover Clyde Barrow made the two folk heroes as well as the subject of the Warren...
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304 E 44th St, Austin, TX 78751, USA
Elisabet Ney, the famous female sculptor that created two life-sized statues of Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin at the Texas State Capitol was one of these. She was born in Prussia in 1833 but immigrated to Texas in 1870 with her husband to...
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4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739, USA
I have been reading about a national conference held in the 1960's about natural beauty held at the White House and co-chaired by Lady Bird Johnson. Her vision led to many programs and projects throughout the United States as well as the creation...
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300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
You haven’t truly experienced Texas until you’ve visited the hallowed grounds of the Alamo. Established in 1718 as the Mission San Antonio de Valero, the building is best known as the site of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, a 13-day...