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10 For The $10: Which SA Woman Should Appear on the $10 Bill? 

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Adina De Zavala (1861-1955)

We have De Zavala, granddaugther of Lorenzo de Zavala, the first vice president of the Republic of Texas, to thank for the preservation of the Alamo. De Zavala was instrumental in securing the property from a local grocer. She went to extreme lengths to protect the Shrine, as the Texas Historical Commission tells it: “In 1908, upon hearing that the 2-story long barracks were about to be razed, Miss Adina barricaded herself inside the buildings for three days and nights in an effort that ultimately prevented their destruction.”

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