a Franciscan mission in San Antonio, Texas, besieged by Mexicans on February 23, 1836, during the Texan war for independence and taken on March 6, 1836, with its entire garrison killed.
As a boy in alamo, a tiny Mormon ranching community in Lincoln County 90 miles north of Las Vegas, Lamb was one of 11 children.
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According to Watts, the moms staged a counter event, one mile away from the alamo protest.
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Gordon sat by as the Thoenes compared Israel to the battle of the alamo and contemporary America to the Weimar Republic.
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For them, this is a battle every bit as symbolic and important as the alamo once was to Americans.
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He took note of that bit of information, he said, but he came to the alamo anyway.
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Small as were their numbers, and slight as were their means of defence, the heroes of the alamo fought on without flinching.
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If a gun was fired from the alamo, one of the besiegers was sure to fall.
Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
The alamo had fallen, and now it was necessary to figure up results.
For the Liberty of Texas Edward Stratemeyer
There came from the direction of the alamo the steady rat-tat-tat of rifles.
When the West Was Young Frederick R. Bechdolt
Them boys in that alamo can’t fight off thousands of Mexicans forever.
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the Alamo, a mission in San Antonio, Texas, the site of a siege and massacre in 1836 by Mexican forces under Santa Anna of a handful of American rebels fighting for Texan independence from Mexico
nickname of Franciscan Mission San Antonio de Valeroin (begun 1718, dissolved 1793) in San Antonio, Texas; American Spanish, literally “poplar” (in New Spain, also “cottonwood”), from alno “the black poplar,” from Latin alnus “alder” (cf. alder).
Perhaps so called in reference to trees growing nearby (cf. Alamogordo, New Mexico, literally “big poplar,” and Spanish alameda “a public walk with a row of trees on each side”); but the popular name seems to date from the period 1803-13, when the old mission was the base for a Spanish cavalry company from the Mexican town of Alamo de Parras in Nueva Vizcaya.
A fort, once a chapel, in San Antonio, Texas, where a group of Americans made a heroic stand against a much larger Mexican force in 1836, during the war for Texan independence from Mexico. The Mexicans, under General Santa Anna, besieged the Alamo and eventually killed all of the defenders, including Davy Crockett.
Note: Rallying under the cry “Remember the Alamo!”, Texans later forced the Mexicans to recognize the independent republic of Texas.
- Los alamitos
a town in S California.
a lightweight, glossy silk fabric used in the manufacture of scarfs, hoods, etc. . Historical Examples Set of Elizabethian sheep’s trotters, from the Hearl of alamode. Punch,or The London Charivari, Volume 105, July 22nd, 1893 Various On first night of the news plaintiff was quite delirious; took six plates of alamode beef, and two pots […]
a city in S New Mexico: first atomic bomb exploded in the desert about 50 miles (80 km) NW of here, July 16, 1945. Historical Examples Army officials simply stated that a munitions storage area had accidentally exploded at the Alamogordo Bombing Range. Trinity [Atomic test] Site White Sands Missile Range Public Affairs Office There […]
a poplar. a Franciscan mission in San Antonio, Texas, besieged by Mexicans on February 23, 1836, during the Texan war for independence and taken on March 6, 1836, with its entire garrison killed. a town in central New Mexico: atomic research center. Historical Examples He’d even guessed she might be coming down with alamos fever. […]