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John Twohig Lived on These Grounds

 
 
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By R. C.
1. John Twohig Lived on These Grounds Marker
Inscription. Here he entertained Robert E. Lee and other famous men. He was known for his Christianity, hospitality, and charity to the poor and orphans. He blew up his store to keep the powder and shot from the enemy during Vasquez's Raid March 1842. He was captured by Woll September 1842, escaped with other Texas prisoners July 2, 1843, by digging through the walls of the castle of Perote, Mexico.
 
Erected by De Zavala Chapter - Daughters of the Heroes of Texas.
 
Location. 29° 25.45′ N, 98° 29.55′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is at the intersection of San Antonio River Walk and West Market Street on San Antonio River Walk. Touch for map. Located on the River Walk next to the W. Market Street crossing. Marker is in this post office area: San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. San Antonio River Walk (within shouting distance of this marker); The Casas Reales (within shouting distance of this marker); The Storming of Bexar (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Plaza Fortifications (within shouting distance of this marker); San Antonio Mutual Aid Association
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By R. C.
2. John Twohig Lived on These Grounds Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); San Antonio: The Flavor of Its Past (about 300 feet away); Twin Cypress Mexican Sniper Tree (about 300 feet away); San Antonio's River Walk and Flood Control System (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 933 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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