Texas Almanac, 1941-1942 Page: 78
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Best known of all Texas historic landmarks, the Alamo at San Antonio, where on March 6,
1836, every man under command of Col. William B. Travis died in defense of Texas.
Landmarks of Texas History-Historic Places, Ghost Towns,
Old Buildings, Memorials, Monuments and Markers.
The procession of the Six Flags has left
many historic sites throughout Texas. In
some instances, old mission buildings, forts,
residences or other structures stand as re-
minders of the heroism of those who partici-
pated in the epic of Texas. In other instances
only written record or tradition identifies the
Until recent years Texas was laggard in
preserving these landmarks and marking the
sites of those that had been destroyed. How-
ever, under the program of the *Commission
of Control for the Texas Centennial Celebra-
tion of 1936, many of these landmarks were
repaired or restored, monuments and markers
were erected and museums constructed for
the preservation of historic relics.
*A report of this work can be found in the
illustrated book, Monuments Commemorating the
Centenary of Texas Independence, compiled under
direction of Pat M. Neff, Walter F. Woodul and
L. W. Kemp, publication committee for the Com-
mission of Control.
In Historic San Antonio.
First among the landmarks of Texas are,
of course, the Alamo in San Antonio and the
San Jacinto Battlefield near Houston. The
Alamo, "Cradle of Texas Liberty," and the
other old mission structures at San Antonio
constitute, in every respect one of the most
interesting and remarkable historic building
groups in the United States. (See p. 43.)
In the park that surrounds the *Alamo is a
*The Alamo was purchased by the state in
1883. Only the chapel building was acquired at
the time, however; and it was not until 1905 that
the state came into possession of the adjoining
ruins of the old barracks where the major part
of the Battle of the Alamo was fought. In 1932
additional land was bought by the state and a
state park was established surrounding the
Alamo. The last two purchases were made large-
ly through the efforts of the Daughters of the
Republic of Texas and Mrs. Clara Driscoll who,
as a school girl, began her fight to save the
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