Pitcher Buried During the Runaway Scrape
In 1836, thousands of settlers hid what they couldn't take as Santa Anna's army advanced
Thousands of terrified settlers abandoned their homes in south central Texas during the Runaway Scrape in March of 1836.
The Alamo had fallen and the Mexican Army was advancing. As residents fled, they took what they could, while some hid their valuables. Sixteen year-old Mary Ann Glasscock buried this pitcher along with many of her treasured items before fleeing the town of Mina (present-day Bastrop).
The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
This artifact is currently on view.