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The official Alamo website tries to correct the persistent myth that everyone died at the Alamo. “It is true that nearly all of the Texans under arms inside the fort were killed in the March 6, 1836, attack. However, nearly twenty women and children, who experienced the twelve days of siege leading to the final assault, were spared and allowed to return to their homes." Also spared were the slave of William Travis, named Joe and Susanna Dickinson. See official website for more.

Mar. 6, 1836, Davy Crockett, James Bowie, Col. William Travis and 184 Texas soldiers are wiped out as the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, falls into the hands of the Mexican Army.

Getting chills when you cross the border back home- It's a TEXAS thing.

We head to Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan is a neat place to visit if your like historic sites

The Martyrs of the Alamo - This earliest surviving Alamo film is the story of the defense of the Spanish mission used as a fortress by 185 Texans and volunteers against an overwhelming Mexican army in 1836. The Martyrs of the Alamo was produced in 1915 by American film pioneer D.W. Griffith. It is an epic film; truly a rare cinematic treat. Release Date: November 21, 1915 (USA)


Farm building in Texas by Michael Braxenthaler. Photo taken in Northside, San Antonio, TX, USA

Beautiful Christmas lights, San Antonio River Walk: Jewel of the city, Texas

San Antonio Living History Association presents “Visits to the Past” in support of, and in collaboration with the Veterans Day event in Alamo Plaza Saturday, Nov. 10th. The presentation will feature sights, sounds, skills, clothing, and lifestyles of early San Antonio from 8:00-4:00 and is a free event. SALHA historical demonstrations and exhibit tables are setup in Alamo Plaza, a great venue for visitors to relax, stay a while, and find out about the most “hallowed ground” in Texas. #SATX