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Monday, January 29, 2018

The Alamo Cannons Are So Texan They Stopped at Buc-ee's During a Road Trip

Posted By on Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 4:25 PM

Old Texas met new Texas last Thursday when cannons from the Alamo made a stop at Buc-ee's.

Yep, the cannons are the original ones that were outside the Alamo during the revolution back in 1836. The cannons were being transported to Texas A&M University in College Station, but not before stopping at Buc-ee's, which is basically an unofficial must-do for every road trip.

But it gets even better (translation: more Texan). While the cannons are precious cargo, they weren't transported in a high-security trailer or even a closed trailer or truck at that. The cannons rode in the back of pickup truck.
At TAMU, a team will perform preservation efforts on the cannons. Just look at the work that was done on another set of cannons.
The Remember the Alamo Foundation, part of the Alamo Endowment, is raising money for the cannon project, according to a GoFundMe page. Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush, whose department took over the historic property from the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, said preservation efforts are part of a "long-term commitment" to conserve the Alamo's buildings and artifacts. Bush, chairman of the Alamo Endowment, has led the sweeping Alamo redesign project meant to "restore dignity" to the Alamo, which has been subject to much criticism in the past year.

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