>Sweet Emily Morgan
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“Yellow Rose of Texas” cameo earrings
According to legend, a woman named Emily D. West — a mixed race woman, and hence, the song’s reference to her being “yellow” — was seized by Mexican forces during the looting of Galveston. She then seduced the presidente and commander of Mexican forces, causing him to lower his guard. She is credited with facilitating the Texan victory in the battle of San Jacinto. (now present-day Houston) General Sam Houston won the battle literally in minutes, and with almost no casualties.
These earrings are for her. or you.