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Book Review: Coronado's Children

I finished my first read-through of storyteller and folklorist J. Frank Dobie’s Coronado’s Children around mid-February and enjoyed it. I posted a review on another site but began a re-read of the first fourteen stories covering the Lost San Saba Mine to facilitate an on-going discussion relating to the historical James ‘Jim’ Bowie, his search for the San Saba, and the subsequent, and some say same find that came to also be known as the Bowie treasure mine. 336 more words



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

Cultural Analysis

My Yearly Tradition

I don’t know what it is about the Alamo. On paper, it would seem that you wouldn’t want to brag about a place where you lost a battle and where everyone in your army died. 831 more words

San Antonio

Phil Collins Alamo Artifacts To Arrive In Texas

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) – British pop star Phil Collins is to be honored as a latter-day hero of the Alamo as he hands over his vast collection of artifacts related to the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution to the state of Texas. 184 more words


The Aga Khan Museum, the Ismaili Centre and their Park: Why I Like This Photo

As work commenced on the large empty plot that had formerly housed the Bata Shoe Company, the trees that lined the perimeter of the site were carefully removed, and gave way to heavy construction equipment and trucks as well as hundreds of skilled professionals for the multi-year construction phase of new Aga Khan Museum, the Ismaili Centre and their Park.  509 more words