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Sam houston

Sam(uel) 1793–1863, U.S. soldier and political leader: president of the Republic of Texas 1836–38 and 1841–44.
a city in SE Texas: a port on a ship canal, about 50 miles (80 km) from the Gulf of Mexico.
an inland port in SE Texas, linked by the Houston Ship Canal to the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway: capital of the Republic of Texas (1837–39; 1842–45); site of the Manned Spacecraft Center (1964). Pop: 2 009 690 (2003 est)
Houston [(hyooh-stuhn)]

Largest city in Texas.

Note: A center of the oil industry and the headquarters of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.


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