Alamo, San Antonio

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    The Alamo

    by CorvetteChic Written Aug 24, 2002

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    On the east side of Alamo Plaza is the most famous spot in Texas where 189 defenders fell on March 6, 1836, after repeated attacks by Mexican General Santa Anna's army. Mission San Antonio de Valero, (The Alamo) was established in 1718 as the city's first mission. The chapel, one of the most photographed facades in the nation, and the Long Barrack are all that remain of the original fort. The Long Barracks Museum and Library are near the chapel. The museum contains relics and mementos from the Republic of Texas and offers narrations on the fall of the Alamo. The Alamo is in the heart of the city, inside beautifully landscaped grounds.

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    The Gardens

    by Basaic Written Jul 13, 2013

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    There is a very nice garden on the Alamo grounds which is quite pretty when the flowers are in bloom.

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    Alamo Archeology Exhibit

    by Basaic Written Jul 13, 2013

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    When I visited there was an interesting exhibit on the archeology involved in finding out the story of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution. There was also an exhibition about the Bowie Knife.

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    The Alamo

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jun 23, 2013

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    The Alamo

    This is the reason San Antonio is a tourist destination. There's plenty to do here but this is the historic site that draws people from all over the country and the world.

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    drive by and see the buildiing

    by jlpretty Updated Aug 1, 2010

    The Alamo is one of those places you have to go see...it is small, quaint and beautifully lit at night. So go by take the picture along with your walk on the River

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    The Alamo

    by viajeras2 Written Sep 7, 2007

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    Founded in 1718 , where 189 Texians and Tejanos fought against Santa Anna's army in the battle that inspired the cry Remember the Alamo.

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    Alamo Cenotaph

    by geeyook Updated Dec 6, 2005

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    Alamo Cenotaph

    Erected in 1939 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Seige of the Alamo. The memorial honors the fallen heroes of the 1836 seige. The theme of this marble monument is "Spirit of Sacrifice".

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    The Alamo

    by el_ruso Written Jul 26, 2005

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    This mission compound is the sight of the famous battle between the Texan insurgents and the Mexican troops. The Mexicans won the battle, but eventually lost the war.

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    The Alamo - Flags

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Apr 13, 2004

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    Flags

    Wondering through the Alamo, we came across this lovely monument, displaying many flags. I couldn't resist having a photo between the wonderful colors.

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    Memorial at the Alamo

    by Kodi01 Updated May 6, 2003

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    This is the location which lists the names of the men who fought the war and also where they piled the bodies of the fallen soldiers.

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    El Alamo

    by lucyguajardo Written Aug 24, 2002

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    This place has a lot of history. It was construct when Texas was still part of Mexico. Over there took over a lot of militar fight between mexican and usa

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