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October 2014 - Week 1                                                   AUDIO VERSION

                                                                                                                

TITLE:  MEXICAN ALAMO

OCTOBER 1839 AND TEXANS FIGHT THE BATTLE OF THE ALAMO… IN MEXICO?


THIS WEEK IN TEXAS HISTORY, BROUGHT TO YOU BY KLUP, ALAMO CITY REPUBLICAN WOMEN, AND THE SAVE TEXAS HISTORY PROGRAM OF THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE.


OCTOBER 3, 1839. MIER, MEXICO. AFTER THE LOSS OF TEXAS, SANTA ANNA FIGHTS TO STAY IN POWER. ALONG THE RIO GRANDE, MEXICAN REBELS RALLY TO FORM THEIR OWN NATION AND TEXANS CROSS THE BORDER TO HELP.


TODAY, 231 TEXANS JOIN MEXICAN REBELS TO PUSH GOVERNMENT TROOPS OUT OF MIER. IN HOT PURSUIT, THE REBELS CATCH THE CENTRALISTS OUTSIDE OF TOWN AT THE ALCANTRO, OR ALAMO RIVER. AFTER A FIERCE BATTLE LASTING TWO DAYS, THE CENTRALISTS GIVE IN – SURRENDERING NOT TO THE MEXICANS, BUT TO THE TEXANS.


AT THE BATTLE OF THE ALAMO RIVER, SANTA ANNA’S TROOPS LOST 150 MEN, THE TEXANS ONLY TWO.


TEXANS WON THE MEXICAN BATTLE OF THE ALAMO 175 YEARS AGO, THIS WEEK IN TEXAS HISTORY.


LEARN MORE AT SAVETEXASHISTORY.ORG OR CALL 800-998-4GLO.

James W. Daddysman, "ZAPATA, OCTAVIANO," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fza12), accessed August 21, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Contreras, Hernán. "Origins of Boss Rule in Starr County." M.A. thesis, University of Houston, 2008.

(http://los-tejanos.com/writings/research/Origins_of_boss_rule1b.pdf), accessed August 21, 2014.