The History of the Alamo: Mission to Fort

Ron has produced an excellent history of the Alamo. From it’s construction to today, his posts cover the compound’s entire history. This is the first in a series of nine posts (so far?) on the subject. Just one of many series he has written on various subjects.

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By the end of 15th century Span had claimed for itself all of South and Central America and as far north in North American as California, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas. But claiming these lands and controlling them were two totally a different matters.

The professional Spanish Conquistadors sole mission was to look for gold and silver, not to create settlements for Spain. This was very true with their North America claims. In fact Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and Kansas went completely unsettled by the Spanish. The Spanish also had problems in populating the extreme northern parts of Florida and Mexico.

Although British colonists from Georgia and the Carolina colonies had begun settling in northern Florida and its panhandle it was losing their state of Texas that worried Spain the most.

In 1689, near Matagorda Bay in Texas, they found the remains of French explorer La Salle’s Fort Saint…

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  6 comments for “The History of the Alamo: Mission to Fort

  1. March 17, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Attended military schools in San Antonio and have been to the Alamo.

    It is smaller than I thought it would be.

    Having only seen it in the big screen.

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    • March 17, 2019 at 9:07 pm

      This is the problem with the Alamo as seen today. What you saw was just the Alamo’s church, not the complete fort. As soon as you entered Alamo Plaza you didn’t know it, but oh where standing in the Alamo compound of 1836. Please read my other posts in this series at STILLCURRENT.BLOG

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      • March 17, 2019 at 9:12 pm

        Ron, Your entire series on the Alamo is well written and interesting. For me, learning about the compound’s history from the battle until now was most interesting. I hope many more read the entire series. Along with the others you have written.


  2. March 17, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Excellent information. I always enjoy your site, it’s become our history channel.

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  3. April 10, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Thanks for sharing this info. I’m not an American, so I only “know” the Alamo from the John Wayne movie. (Does saying that make you cringe?)

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    • April 10, 2019 at 9:29 pm

      Thanks for the comment. Love the humor. No, it does not make me cringe. Not everyone, including Americans, know a lot about this chapter of American history. I have quite a lot since undertaking this project. I am currently working out the best way to communicate what I have learned.

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