Susanna Dickinson earned a place in the annals of Texas history when she and her infant daughter survived the horrific defeat at the Alamo.
Susanna then personally delivered the news to General Sam Houston outside Gonzales. She was one of only a few surviving witnesses of the battle, and it’s said Houston wept on hearing her story. Earlier, two Tejanos had delivered news of the horrific defeat to Houston but, unsure they were telling the truth, Houston arrested and imprisoned them until he could verify their report – which Susanna soon did.
The Susannah Dickinson Museum, one of Dickinson’s homes, memorializes the remarkable life of this “Messenger of the Alamo.”
Susanna Dickinson Museum