All you need to know about the Alamo - Infographic {San Antonio, Texas}

All you need to know about the Alamo - Infographic {San Antonio, Texas}

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We know that most of our Au Pairs are tight on cash and so these FREE attractions will fit right in with your budget!

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4 Surprising Things When Visiting the Alamo

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James Bowie (April 10, 1796-1836) – Hero of the Alamo, designer of the Bowie knife. Born in Logan County, died at “The Battle of the Alamo,” San Antonio, Texas.

The Alamo compound as it looked in 1836.

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The Alamo!

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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.

"My generation grew up on Walt Disney’s mythology of Davy Crockett on the ramparts of the Alamo, overrun by evil Mexican soldiers while laying about his Kentucky rifle, Ol’ Betsy, using her as a club when the soldiers were coming too quickly to allow for reloading. It turned out that nearly every detail of the myth was historically incorrect..."

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William Barret Travis, Aug.1,1809 - March 6,1836.Commander of the Alamo in March 1836. Travis knew that General Sam Houston needed time to build and train an army to fight General Santa Anna's army of around 3000 men. Travis directed the preparation of San Antonio de Valero Mission, known as the Alamo, for the anticipated arrival of Santa Anna and his main command of Mexican army. The Alamo defenders numbered approximately 183 men. Travis's letter addressed "To the People of Texas and All…

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James "Jim" Bowie (April 10, 1796 – March 6, 1836), a 19th-century American pioneer, slave trader, land speculator, and soldier, played a prominent role in the Texas Revolution, culminating in his death at the Battle of the Alamo. Born in Logan County, KY

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