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The Ride for Texas Independence

Start Date:
Feb 24, 2016
Start Time:
10:00 AM
End Date:
Feb 24, 2016
End Time:
4:00 PM
Category:
Public Event
Details:

On February 24, 1836, Alamo commander William B. Travis wrote the now famous "Victory or Death" letter.  Courier Albert Martin left the Alamo with the letter to ride across Texas to deliver Travis' impassioned plea for reinforcements to the people of Texas.  In 2016, as part of the 180th commemoration of the Texas Revolution, this historic ride will be recreated.  The ride will begin at the Alamo on February 24, 2016 with a reenactment of the writing of the Travis letter and Albert Martin leaving the Alamo.  Throughout the day there will be living history demonstrations on 19th century letter writing, printing and transportation.  The ride will conclude at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site on March 5, 2016, with events at other historic sites along the way.

For more information about the Alamo's February 24th event visit the Alamo's website, www.thealamo.org or call 210-225-1391 x135.

Location:
The Alamo
Address:

300 Alamo Plaza

San Antonio, TX 78299

Contact:
Sherri Driscoll
Contact Phone:
210-225-1391 x135