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Alamo

The untrained soldiers who fought at the Alamo believed freedom and the struggle for a better life were worth dying for.

The Alamo at San Antonio. Read more >>

If you want to visit the relic itself, you must go to San Antonio. But to get the feel of what it was like for Crockett and Travis and the rest, you should drive west into the Texas prairie.

You can tell the difference with a single touch. Read more >>
We marked the 150th anniversary of the Texas Revolution with two articles in our February issue. Read more >>
On the morning of March 6,1836, a band of 187 Texas revolutionaries died at the hands of some three thousand Mexican troops within the crumbling pile of stones called the Alamo. Read more >>
∗Remember the Alamo Read more >>

None of its defenders survived, so that legends obscure their fate. But the facts do no dishonor to these beleaguered men, sworn to fight on until the end “at the peril of our lives, liberties and fortunes”

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