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Encyclopedia > The Alamo

Typically, The Alamo refers to the Battle of the Alamo in 1836, in direct reference to a building refered to as "the Alamo" in San Antonio, Texas. It might, however, just be referring to a different disambiguation of alamo/Alamo. The Battle of the Alamo was a 19th Century battle between the Republic of Mexico and the rebel Texian forces during the Texas Revolution. ... 1836 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Downtown San Antonio as viewed from the Tower of the Americas Nickname: Alamo City Location in Texas Founded  -Incorporated 1731 {{{incorporated}}}  County Bexar County Mayor Phil Hardberger Area  - Total  - Water 1,067. ... The word Alamo is Spanish for cottonwood tree Alamo Mission in San Antonio, a building in San Antonio, Texas which was the focus of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836 Alamo Beer, a brand of beer from King of the Hill Alamo Rent A Car Alamo, a punk house...


It also might be referring to one of the movies inspired by the battle: For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of...


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Battle of the Alamo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2647 words)
The Battle of the Alamo was a 19th Century battle between the Republic of Mexico and the rebel Texian forces during the Texas Revolution.
But, as part of the terms of the agreement, Cos was also forced to surrender the public property of BĂ©xar; 500 muskets, 21 pieces of artillery, military supplies and the ammunition stocks in the town.
In the United States at the time, the siege of the Alamo was seen as a battle of American settlers against Mexicans, but many of the ethnic Mexicans in Texas (called Tejanos) in fact sided with the rebellion.
MSN Encarta - The Alamo (282 words)
Alamo, The, former Franciscan mission in San Antonio, Texas, erected about 1722, later used as a fort, and now preserved as a state monument.
The Alamo was the site of the most heroic episode of the Texan war of independence against Mexico.
With the men, inside The Alamo, were about 15 civilians, including the wife of one of the defenders, a fl slave, and a few Mexican families who lived there.
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