The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 2, July 1898 - April, 1899 Page: 247
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Notes and Fragments. 247
wood grew on the mission grounds, this step was rendered all the
more easy, and very probably the people soon forgot that the "com-
pany of the Alamo" brought its name along with it when it first
came to San Antonio. We may even think of the average citizen,
in the twenties, explaining to the stranger that the company of the
Alamo was so called because it was quartered in the mission of that
name. Explanatory traditions frequently arise in this manner.
In submitting this suggestion, I wish it emphasized that it is of-
fered only as a possible explanation. The facts are not sufficiently
conclusive to warrant positive statements. Of course, the hypothe-
sis suggested above would be overturned by the discovery of a single
instance in which the name Alamo was applied to the mission prior
to 1801, the date of the arrival in San Antonio of the company of
the Alamo of Parras. If such an instance should come under the
observation of any reader of this note, I trust THE QUARTERLY
will be informed.
LESTER G. BUGBEE.
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