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Jane Long, the Mother of Texas portrait
A rare portrait of Jane Long. NPR.org
1 Katie Oxford Fifth Annual Jane Long Festival and Lecture Series September 2014
Mark your calendar for the Jane Long Festival on Oct. 11. Photo by Katie Oxford
Katie Oxford Fifth Annual Jane Long Festival and Lecture Series September 2014 Historian, Helen D. Mooty, as Jane Long
Historian Helen D. Mooty portrays Jane Long, the Mother of Texas. Photo by Katie Oxford
Katie Oxford Fifth Annual Jane Long Festival and Lecture Series September 2014 new historical marker for Jane Long on Bolivar Peninsula
The new historical marker at The Jane Long Pavilion at the entrance to Fort Travis Seashore Park, Bolivar Peninsula. Photo courtesy of Galveston County Museum
5 Katie Oxford Fifth Annual Jane Long Festival and Lecture Series September 2014
The six-petal "Jane Long" oleander. Photo by Katie Oxford