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Remembering the Alamo in San Antonio

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Posted On 03/29/2021 09:27:50

Texas | San Antonio | Missions | The Alamo | History | Battle of the Alamo | Spanish | Memorials | Shrines | What to See in San Antonio

Remembering the Alamo in San Antonio


Most people have heard of the 1836 "Battle of The Alamo". Many, however, may not realize that today's Alamo was the actually the first of five missions built in the area by Spanish settlers. Named "Mission San Antonio de Valero" in 1718, the structure of the church was later modified in order to be used as a U.S. Army Quartermaster Depot warehouse before becoming the memorial to the defenders of the Alamo that we see today.

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Have you visited San Antonio?

Since it is less than two hours away from our Austin area home, you'd think we would make the drive more frequently than we do. Like many others, our travel focus is usually on destinations further away. The one place in the city that we have explored a few times is the Alamo. We are hoping to return before May 25, 2021 to see the temporary Phil Collins Collection of memorabilia. (Collins had been collecting Alamo artifacts for years and, in 2014 he donated his collection to the State of Texas.)

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