March to the Grave
On March 2nd, the people of Huntsville, TX celebrate two important events. The first is Texas Independence day and the other is the birthday of beloved Texas hero General Sam Houston. To honor these two events, Huntsville residents throw a number of celebrations and tributes. One of those tributes is a march to the grave of General Sam Houston who is buried in Oakwood cemetery. Starting in 1889, students, faculty, and others would march from Austin College building on the Sam Houston campus to Sam Houston’s grave.
Check out these pictures of people marching to the grave throughout the years.
If you are interested in learning more, check out this podcast on the subject from Cheryl Spencer, Library Associate in Special Collections.
(Credit to University Archives for the photographs)