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The Alamo Mission in San Antonio, commonly known simply "The Alamo", was originally known as the Mission San Antonio de Valero. It is a former Roman Catholic mission and fortress compound and the site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. It is now a museum in the Alamo Plaza District of downtown San Antonio, Texas, USA. Built by the Spanish Franciscan priest, Antonio de Olivares, and Payaya Indians, it forms the genesis of the present city of San Antonio, Texas, along with the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the Acequia Madre de Valero.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of American Folklife (2015)

by Simon J Bronner

the Alamo mission in San Antonio is one of the most frequently visited sites in America, and countless novels and movies have assigned mythic status to the battle of February–March 1836, sometimes with little historical veracity. Transcending ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Trade (2015)

From Ancient Times to the Present by Cynthia Clark Northrup, Jerry H. Bentley, Alfred E. Eckes, Jr, Patrick Manning, Kenneth Pomeranz, Steven Topik

Although some of the attendees were local residents, others traveled from as far away as South America to see the exhibits, one of which was an exact replica of the Alamo mission in San Antonio, Texas. The hotels, motels, restaurants, and ...

Google previewThe American Desk Encyclopedia (1998)

by Steve Luck

Alamo Mission in San Antonio, Texas, scene of a battle between Mexico and the Republic of Texas (1836). About 180 Texans, led by William Travis, Davy CRocKETT, and James BOWIE, were overwhelmed by superior Mexican forces ...

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