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Tour of Texas History

The Texas Heritage Society Presents:

Dawn at the Alamo

Dawn at the Alamo 

Texas Heritage Society Tour #12

San Antonio, Texas

March 2-4, 2012

The Texas Heritage Society staid at the St. Anthony Hotel, 300 East Travis St, San Antonio

Friday, March 2 —

1:00 pm
 — Lunch at the St. Anthony Hotel. Our speaker from the Canary Island Society was our own Martha Haydel.

Cathedral of San Fernando

 Cathedral of San Fernando in San Antonio

THS Member Martha Haydel - Descendant of Canary Islanders

THS Members Martha Haydel and Her Brother.  Both are Descendants of Canary Islander Family of Juan Leal Goraz

3:00 pm — Tour of the great Fernando Cathedral built by Spain for the Canary Islanders.
7:00 pm — Dinner was on the Riverwalkthat evening.

Saturday, March 3 —

10:00 am
 — THS members met at Dr. Ward Albro's Shop on at 405 Lafayette in Castroville, Hwy 90 west of San Antonio for a walking tour of Castroville and lecture. See Tierra del Sol.

Tour of Castroville, Texas

Dr. Ward Albro Leads THS Tour of Castroville, Texas

Ward Albro, Ph.D. was a university professor for over 30 years, retiring from Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 1996. He is currently a lecturer at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is the author of books on the Mexican Revolution and many articles on Mexico and Southwest Borderlands topics. He has lectured widely throughout the US and Mexico on topics in Mexican history and has taken groups of educators for five-week programs to Mexico and Guatemala under the Fulbright-Hays program of the US Department of Education. He is the recipient of grants from the NEH and the Texas Council for the Humanities. Dr. Albro will gave us a walking tour of fascinating Castroville, settled by the Alsace Lorraines in early Texas.

Battle of Medina Marker Erected in 1936 for Texas Centennial

Battle of Medina Monument Erected in 1936 for the Texas Centennial

This Monument is located about 13 Miles South of San Antonio at the Intersection of US 281 S and Martinez-Losoya Rd.

12 Noon — THS members met at the picturesque hacienda of THS members Dave and Judy Calhoun on a nearby hill for a wonderful Barbeque lunch. Many thanks to THS and the Calhouns for letting us have it there. Our speaker was Ward Albro, who talked about the Battle of Medina in 1813, the bloodiest day in the history of Texas.

Battle of Medina - Texas State Historical Marker

Battle of Medina Texas State Historical Marker

This Marker is located at the Intersection of Bruce Road and Old Applewhite Road about 30 Miles South of San Antonio and about 6 Miles Northeast of Poteet, Texas

3:00 pm  Reenactment of the Siege of the Alamo on the Alamo grounds.

5:30 pm — Mariachi mass at Fernando Cathedral with Canary Islanders in costume.

Chilton Maverick Speaking to Texas Heritage Society

Chilton Maverick, a Descendant of Samuel Maverick, Speaking to the Texas Heritage Society 
7:00 pm — Dinner at St. Anthony Hotel. Speaker is Chilton Maverick, a descendant of the famous Maverick family of San Antonio history He will told us about the original "maverick", Samuel Augustus Maverick from South Carolina who didn't brand his cattle in Texas. 

Sunday, March 4 —

8:00 am
 — Breakfast at St. Anthony Hotel with a talk given by David Martin on San Antonio and the Alamo.

10:30 am Mission San Jose

Mission San Jose in San Antonio, Texas

Mission San Jose

Mission Concepcion in San Antonio

Mission Concepcion

3:30 pm — Reenactment of Battle at the Alamo, and Alamo paintings presented at the Emily Morgan Hotel across the street.

THS Member David Martin Prepares for Re-Enactment of Battle of Alamo

THS Member David Martin Prepares to Perform in the Re-Enactment of the Battle of The Alamo as a Mexican Soldado.

12 Noon — Check out of the hotel.
Let Hewitt Clarke know if you are going.

Hewitt Clarke