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Thread #103340   Message #2110984
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
25-Jul-07 - 12:06 PM
Thread Name: Remember the Alamo?
Subject: RE: Remember the Alamo?
That fellow Rose who declined to die for Texas, was that the origin of the song THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS?

No.

The "Yellow Rose of Texas" is generally believed to be a mulatto woman, a free black woman, who worked for the Morgan household. Her name was Emily West. The newsletter in this link has a long article about some papers we hold at UTA and about who Emily West was (and wasn't).

SRS