When you hear the name Walker, Texas Ranger, you probably think of Chuck Norris’ portrayal on TV. To many people’s surprise, Chuck Norris is not the original Walker, Texas Ranger. That title belongs to Samuel Hamilton Walker who was born in Maryland and later moved to Texas to join the Texas Rangers. During Walker’s time as a Texas Ranger, he joined the company of the most famous Texas Ranger, “Jack” Hays. Although he died young, Walker became a legend among the Texas Rangers. To learn more, check out this article which originally appeared in the October 2014 edition of The Alamo Messenger, a monthly history publication from the Alamo’s education department.
New for the 2016-2017 school year, Education in Action has added an optional stop at the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco to our “Proud to be Texan” field trip to Austin. At this museum, students will learn more about the real Walker, Texas Ranger and how the Colt Revolver changed history. Interested in scheduling a Discover Texas Field Trip for your 4th or 5th grade students? Learn more or request info at Discover Texas Field Trips! #EducationInAction #DiscoverTexasFieldTrips