A seven-foot tall and 2,200-pound bronze sculpture of a woman shooting a cannon stands on Congress Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets. Her name is Angelina Eberly, and her act hails from the pioneer days of the new Republic. This statue has been an iconic Austin treasure since Sept. 2004.
The back up a little: Texas had become an independent country, the Republic of Texas, in 1836. The first president of the Republic of Texas was Sam Houston.