This statue is on Congress Street in Downtown Austin, Texas. Ms. Eberly was out and about one Saturday morning, in the early days of the Republic of Texas, and noticed that a band of soldiers led by Sam Houston, the hero of the Texas secession from Mexico, were looting the unguarded state archives. Angelina primed the old cannon and fired a shot which woke local officials who were able to round up Houston’s troops, preserving the day for the new City of Austin. Were it not for her heroism, the State Capital would have moved to Houston. We all know how bad that would have been. Houston the State Capital? No way!!