Friday, 31 January 2014

San Antonio Trip Part 2

 My mom suggested that I tell you guys some history of the Alamo and Custer's Last Stand so everyone understands it more. The Alamo was a war against the Mexicans and the Americans. The leader of the Mexicans was Antonio López de Santa Anna and he had 1,800 men. The leaders of the Americans were William Travis and James Bowie and they had 189 men. The battle begun on February 23, 1836 and ended on March 6, 1836. The Mexicans won the battle and only had about 600 killed or wounded. All the American fighters were killed. For Custer's Last Stand or The Battle at Little Big Horn was a fight against the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Calvary Regiment of the Untied States. The leaders for the Indian tribes were Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Chief Gall, and Lame White Man and they had around 900 to 2,500 men. The leaders for the Regiment were George A. Custer, Marcus Reno, Frederick Benteen, Myles Keogh, James Calhoun, and Bloody Knife and they had 647 men. The fight was from June 25 to 26, 1876. The Indian tribes won the battle.
Here are the rest of the pictures of day 2!
The second day we went to the Buckhorn Saloon and museum.  
Here is some history of the Buckhorn. Seventeen-year-old Albert Friedrich was a bartender at the Southern Hotel on Main Plaza in downtown San Antonio when he decided to open his own saloon across the street in 1881. He learned that many folks travelling off the dusty trail didn't have much money in their pockets. Albert had the brilliant idea to accept horns and antlers in exchange for a free beer or whiskey from his saloon. Albert’s wife, Emile got into the family business as well. She began to accept jars of rattlesnake rattles in exchange for a drink. She would use these to create works of art that can, to this day, be seen on display at the Buckhorn.
Albert made Teddy Roosevelt a chair out of horns. This is a wax figure of Teddy with his chair.
This is Buffalo Bill's actual gun. I love seeing the actual things that belonged to people in history!
In the museum there were a bunch of Texas Ranger artifacts and write ups about some of the famous ones.
They also had a bunch of things set up like this to make a little town. This I guess must be the newspaper office. I didn't see this one which I am really mad about because it looks really cool!
This is a telegraph office. You could hear the clicking of the telegraph machine from the outside which was really neat.
Sorry this one is blurry! It is the replica of Bonnie and Clyde's car that the Texas Rangers shot down. Yes that's me pretending to shoot it down.
This is the sheriff's office which I thought was the best part of the town! All the old reward signs were just to cool!
In the sheriff's office there was a jail sell you could go into. The door couldn't lock but I wish it could...
There was this bed in the cell even. It wasn't comfortable attall!
After the Buckhorn we went back the the River Walk to go on a boat tour.
On the boat tour the guy driving it told us all the history of the old buildings and churches. I didn't take a pen and paper with me to write down all what he was saying, but I should have. All the churches were really pretty.
The next day we left San Antonio on the airplane. It was my first time ever on a airplane so I was really nervous. But I got used to it and it was fun! So that was the trip to San Antonio.
God bless you guys!





  1. What an awesome trip! I'm so glad you got to go.

  2. You are a lucky girl to go to the places that you find so interesting. It looks like you couldn't be happier. I bet your Dad had an unforgettable experience being there with you to.


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