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Remember the Alamo!

Remember the Alamo! by Kevin Randle and Robert Cornett
Charter Books, 1986 (originally published 1980)
Price I paid: 75¢

In 1836, Mexican troops under Santa Anna defeated a small band of Texan defenders at the Alamo.

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Drunk Man Chases Bear into Woods with Hatchet

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I see Brad Carpenter as a future Darwin Award winner not Daniel Boone or Davy Crockett.

Police in North Adams, Massachusetts had a strange announcement earlier this week: don’t drink and hatchet. 446 more words

Police: Don't mix bears, booze, dull hatchets and stupidity

Wise words from officials in North Adams, Mass.:

“The North Adams Police Department is urging everyone to NOT chase bears through the woods with a dull hatchet, drunk,” … 199 more words

Government

Game 7 tonight, the best words in sports. Jimmy Fallon and U2 have a surprise concert in the subway station. And a drunk man chases a bear through the woods.

Game 7.
If you’re a sports nut like me, I don’t have to say anymore. I’ll watch a Game 7 of anything; badminton, tiddlywinks, hockey, basketball … it’s right up there among the biggest thrills in sports, watching two teams who’ve battled for two weeks playing one final deciding game. 590 more words

The Day The Men Sat Together For A Photograph.

The camera had just been invented! Society was all What?!. This meant they could leave a lasting impression without having to stand super still for 8 hours just to have to blame their fugly looks on the painter with the pretentious barrette. 1,247 more words

Davy Crockett

13 DAYS OF GLORY: THE ALAMO, 1836

There are times when a defeat can become a triumph. Just as the heroic death of the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae gave courage to the rest of Greece; so the last stand of a handful of brave Texians in a fortified Mission became a rallying cry for Texas’ independence: Remember the Alamo! 289 more words

Remember the Alamo - March 6, 1836

179 Years ago today, the Alamo – where Travis, Bowie and Crockett were besieged while waging a war of revolution against a tyrannical government –  fell to the… 66 more words

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