By: Dr. Richard Bruce Winders, Alamo Director of History and Curation
By: Misty Hurley, Alamo Education Program Assistant
By: Deja Jackson, Alamo Volunteer Program Coordinator
A native of New Jersey, James Black (1800–1872) became famous for a particular style of knife called a “Coffin Handle” Bowie. Black, a gifted blacksmith, set up shop in the town of Washington in the Arkansas Territory around 1830. Some…
By: Allegra Zwaan and Tyler Werland
Three winners will receive full scholarships for the 2017 Summer Camp at the Alamo!
By: Dr. Bruce Winders, Alamo Director of History and Curation
The Spanish had encouraged limited immigration into Louisiana while the region was under its control (1763–1800). Spanish officials hoped that allowing foreigners to settle in their territory would…