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All summer, Hill Country Parents are bringing you Stories of the Alamo, an article series highlighting some of the most incredible artifacts from the Alamo. more

Stories of The Alamo

On April 22nd, Sergeant James Austin Sylvester is credited with the capture of Santa Anna who was said to have been hiding in nearby bushes after the battle had concluded. This is the story of his capture. more

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Amidst the smoke, and sounds of shelling and cannon fire from behind the walls of a re-creation of the 1836 Alamo grounds, Battle For Texas visitors come across one of the most significant artifacts from the Texas Revolution; an 18-pound cannon ball. more

Stories of The Alamo

This week, we highlight the Interior Sacristy Doors of the Alamo Chapel. During the siege of the Alamo, behind the sacristy doors, laid the woman and children who were the family members of some of the defenders fighting against Mexican forces. more

Stories of The Alamo

In our next installment of Stories of the Alamo, we uncover the story of David Crockett's infamous "long knife". Crockett’s memoirs contain a detailed account of Crockett having once killed a bear armed only with this knife. more

Stories of The Alamo

Our first story in our series, Stories of the Alamo, is about the infamous David Bowie and a portrait painted of him by Lewis Dominique Grandjean Develle. more

Stories of The Alamo