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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.

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

Erastus "Deaf" Smith, April 19,1787 - Nov. 30,1837, is one of the most remembered revolutionary heroes who fought for Texas's independents. Being one of the first to join the Texas Republican Army in Gonzales, his contributions as a spy, scout and soldier would influence the Battle of Concepcion, the renowned Grass Fight and the Battle of San Jacinto, He would also be the man who General Houston trusted to confirm the fall of the Alamo. Smith has been acclaimed as both the "eyes and ears"…

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

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Ann Richards. Ann Richards, elected governor of Texas in 1990, was a hero to Texas girls who saw in her that they could do anything.

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

Fra Juníper Serra (November 24, 1713 – August 28, 1784) was a Majorcan Franciscan friar who founded the mission chain in Alta California of the Las Californias Province in New Spain—present day California, United States. Fr. Serra was beatified by Pope John Paul II on September 25, 1988.