How the Texas Revolution was reported in Britain.
Messages from the Alamo.
In the days before overseas telegraph, international news travelled as fast as the fastest ship. 1,165 more words
Y2K wasn’t all end-of-the-world alarmism. I do remember assorted sages urging people to sell everything they had, convert it all to cash, and head for the nearest and deepest abandoned lead mine: although what good cash was going to do you, with all of civilization in ruins, I never quite understood. 174 more words
Frontiersman and explorer Jim Bowie died at the battle of The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, in 1836.
Bowie created a model in wood of a special weapon, a knife, which he later had forged into metal reality by an iron and steel metal-working expert named James Black, of Washington, Arkansas. 85 more words