The Summer 2013 edition of the Saving Texas History Newsletter (Vol. 10, No. 2), a publication of the Texas General Land Office, is now available online. For the latest in Save Texas History news, click here: http://www.glo.texas.gov/what-we-do/history-and-archives/_publications/STH-newsletter-summer-2013.pdf.
This edition examines the Alamo, including a recap of the successful Travis Letter Exhibit, as well as details about the upcoming “Save Texas History Symposium – The Alamo: Mission and Myth.” Scheduled for September 7, 2013, at the Alamo in San Antonio, the day promises to be enjoyable and informative and includes opportunities for a special “behind the scenes” tour of Alamo grounds. Take a look at the agenda and register by going to: http://www.cvent.com/events/symposium-2013/invitation-53656b3ed1f948d18bb4ab64f44ac5a6.aspx.
Also highlighted are several documents from the Land Office Archives, including items from the Spanish Collection related to Mission San Antonio de Valero. Additionally, read about the diverse backgrounds of the men who fought during the Battle of the Alamo as described in the Republic of Texas Muster Roll. Map enthusiasts will also learn more about one of the most important maps in American history, John Melish’s map of the United States from 1820.
For more information about the Save Texas History Program, visit the following link: http://www.glo.texas.gov/save-texas-history/.