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Messages from the Alamo.

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

19th Century

The Bowie Knife

The Bowie Knife

“It must be long enough to use as a sword, sharp enough to use as a razor, wide enough to use as a paddle, and heavy enough to use as a hatchet.” (Russell T. 55 more words

History

William the Conqueror's Favorite Movie

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

Just For Fun

Iron Mistress

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

History And Logic

Remember the Zombamo - Chapter 10


“What in the hell are you on about, Wright?”

Wright slid off a pair of black leather gloves as he stepped forward.

“It has been brought to my attention that you have disgraced yourself sir,” Wright said with an air of sophistication. 921 more words

Zombies

Remember the Zombamo - Chapter 9

1827 – Louisiana

The knife was, like its owner, one of a kind.

The blade was nine and a half inches long, thick and heavy yet sharp enough to split a cat’s whisker. 1,095 more words

Zombies

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!

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