Ep. 22: Birds, Skulls and Secret Agents: John James Audubon Visits Texas, 1837

In 1837, John James Audubon needed a trip to Texas to complete his legendary Bird of America.  He came to Galveston and collected many wonderful specimens.  But the story is about a lot more than birds.  We have rattlesnakes, sawfish, secret agents, soldier skulls and Sam Houston.  Hear about Audubon’s visit in the latest episode of Wise About Texas.



John James Audubon

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Texan Secretary of the Navy Samuel R. Fisher

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Galveston in 1837


Houston in 1837


Audubon’s Mockingbirds

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Audubon’s Whooping Crane



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