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Died at the Alamo

2006-02-03 16:38:23.79589+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

...died at the Alamo:

Later, we talked about another famous frontiersman, Davy Crockett. When I asked what happened to him, the teacher replied, “Oh, he died at the Alamo.” The same went with Jim Bowie. He made a knife, then died at the Alamo. I began to wonder, “Did every American die at the stupid Alamo?

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-02-03 20:37:03.090586+00 by: ebradway

Hate to be a muslim about it... But anyone familiar with Texas history would know that Texas is not "North Mexico" because of the folks who died at the Alamo. There were a number of notables - including the two famed fronteirsman form Tennessee, Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie.

The significance of the Alamo was that, even though everyone there died, they managed to hold off Santa Ana's Mexican army long enough for Sam Houston to receive reinforcements from the US. Note, at this time, Texas was an independent republic and but was not recognized as such my Spain. Soon after this battle, Texas began the process of becoming a US state.