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Ruby The Alamo Cat


Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
San Antonio, Texas


Ruby's Final Resting Place

Ms. Ruby Le Gato sauntered into the Alamo battleground one day and decided to take possession. No doubt she wanted to deliver her offspring at the most prestigious address in San Antonio. The Alamo Rangers adopted her, and in 1985, she was awarded a certificate of completion of the Basic Security Officer Training course from San Antonio College. During her short life not a stray cat, dog, nor *nother varmit dared set foot in the sacred battleground. Every night she dutifully made her rounds alongside Ranger Kaetz and Chief Oakes. When not on duty, Ruby lounged amongst the historic collections in the DRT Library. In 1988 Ruby was immortalized in Rita Kerr's book, "The Alamo Cat". A bronze plaque marks her final resting place on the grounds of the Alamo.


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