National Geographic : 1940 Jun
742 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE WNW, I1"' : r E u f ifs ::40ti Ilk , "°.,4 _ .._ .. /'" "" ! 'S+ " .. .. +!' fie, . fr . ..' e..A . l 46e 3 e ;.Y TEXANS '"7!f PPP .X:" Y . Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts REMEMBER THE ALAMO, WHERE MEXICANS SLEW ITS 187 HEROIC DEFENDERS Standing at San Antonio in the shadow of the new Medical Arts Building, the Alamo, with its museum, is the shrine of all patriotic Texans. Here, in 1836, when Texas was fighting Mexico for its freedom, General Santa Anna and 4,000 Mexicans stormed the Alamo, killing Davy Crockett, William B. Travis, James Bowie-after whom the "bowie knife" was named-and 184 other Americans.