The last president of Texas

Deborah Hendrick on Saturday, June 21st, 2008

The last President of Texas lies in a peaceful, leafy park decorated with fine marble carvings of weeping angels, children, and lambs. Left behind and overlooked in the exuberant thrall of statehood, he died by his own hand. “Of a broken heart,” others said.

On pretty days, runners pass in and out of the grounds, mindful of where they are, but grateful for the heavy shade of cypress, willow, and live oak. Sometimes they see a flutter of bright color—flowers and a flag—so they stop to read, and try to remember, ” … now who was Anson Jones?”

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