Saturday, November 22, 2014

-- Remembering the Alamo (Day 12)


Yo, it's the Duke: 

Col. Davy Crockett

So what actually happened at The Alamo?  Let's ask Wikipedia:
"Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio, Texas, United States), killing all of the Texian defenders...

...In the early morning hours of March 6, 1836, while the defenders were sleeping, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. After repulsing two attacks, the Texians were unable to fend off a third attack. As Mexican soldiers scaled the walls, most of the Texian soldiers withdrew into interior buildings...

...Defenders unable to reach these points were slain by the Mexican cavalry as they attempted to escape. Between 5 and 7 Texians may have surrendered; if so, they were quickly executed. Most eyewitness accounts reported between 182 and 257 Texians dead, while most historians of the Alamo agree that around 600 Mexicans were killed or wounded...
Only a portion of the mission still stands today.  
Mom and Dad walked through the Long Barrack.
No cameras were allowed inside the buildings, so Mom had to behave herself. Luckily, she found this photo on the Internet.  Someone else broke the rules...  


Lots of cool stuff in here...  guns 'n stuff.

Okay folks, that concludes our history lesson for the day. And you thought I only cared about chasing squirrels...

On the way back to the hotel, Mom had one of those urges to take a PFNGR ("Photo For No Good Reason"):  


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