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Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Alamo was prefabricated at a quarry in San Juan Bautista, then taken apart and carried by wagon train to San Antonio for final assembly.

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- The Alamo

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  • My girlfriend used to work at the Alamo, and she once gave me a behind the scenes tour. She showed some of the cut marks on the stones that were caused by the harnesses used to transport the blocks. They also have some cool wooden pulleys and other equipment - artifacts used to haul the stones. And they showed us some aerial photos of where they think the quarry was in San Jaun Bautista - a Wal-Mart is built on the site today. Anyway, if you ever get a chance to take the tour, I highly recommend it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 07, 2006 7:40 AM  

  • did u get to see the basement?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 07, 2006 9:38 AM  

  • dude - they stopped giving this tour like 5 years ago.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 07, 2006 12:07 PM  

  • tsk, everybody know the Alamo was build by aliens.

    By Blogger Xetheare, at November 18, 2008 5:49 AM  

  • Penis.

    By Anonymous Daniel Tosh, at January 26, 2010 10:28 AM  

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