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Long Awaited Visit to the Alamo

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“Be always sure you are right, then go ahead.” Davey Crockett

I’ve had a certain fascination with Texas and the Alamo in particular since boyhood. That is what happens when you grow up hearing stories of Davy (actually he went by David ) Crockett as well as Daniel Boone and Alvin York. Finally in 2011, I made the long-awaited trip to the Lone Star State. Before then, I had never been further west than Nashville.

The current complex is not nearly as large as the original, so don’t be overly disappointed. What exists is mostly the Long Barracks on the east end, the chapel and some modern structures on the property such as the library. The north and west wall are gone (mostly due to structural damage from the siege and passage of time as well as the main entrance and gate structure on the south end.

It is thought that William Barrett Travis was commanding his final post on the far end of the north wall while Davy Crockett and about a dozen volunteers from Tennessee defended the weakest point at the south end between the chapel and main entrance.

Overall it was a trip worth taking.

Written by chrisforliberty

January 15, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Posted in U.S. History

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  1. The last time I went to the Alamo, I was six. It looked a lot older then. 🙂


    January 16, 2011 at 2:54 pm

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