Monday, March 28, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Volleys of Musket Fire

This Kentuckian appears to have been hit. The Alamo fell to Santa Anna's army with all 189 defenders killed on March 6, 1836. The deaths at the Alamo and Goliad aroused anger toward Santa Anna and unified a much divided Texas against him. This lead to the final battle at San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. Texan battle cry was, "Remember the Alamo!" "Remember Goliad!" Santa Anna was defeated, the battle over within 18 minutes. He signed a private document of Texas independence weeks later. The battle at the Alamo was a loss, but without it Texas might still be a Mexican state.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Alamo Reenactment 2011

The guy of the left really is Davy Crockett, a direct descendant of the original, but he didn't get to play Davy Crockett during the reenactment.

This year the Texans outnumbered the Mexican army, but still lost the battle. Not much lead in those muskets, but plenty of black powder.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Mardi Gras Pickup Excess.

This has to be the largest pickup truck I've ever seen. It is truly excessive as there is little reason for a truck like this to carry music speakers and video screens.