It Happened in San Antonio

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It Happened in San Antonio gives the reader aninsiders view of the Alamo City, bringing to life thecharacters of today and yesterday, from the earlyCanary Island residents to the ghosts of the Alamo toFiesta Royalty. The pages reveal thirty compellingstories of intrigue, perseverance, tradition, and therich cultures from the city rooted in the wildfrontier by the waters of the San Antonio River.

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Overview

It Happened in San Antonio gives the reader aninsiders view of the Alamo City, bringing to life thecharacters of today and yesterday, from the earlyCanary Island residents to the ghosts of the Alamo toFiesta Royalty. The pages reveal thirty compellingstories of intrigue, perseverance, tradition, and therich cultures from the city rooted in the wildfrontier by the waters of the San Antonio River.

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Founded as a Spanish settlement in 1718, San Antonio boasts a rich history that encompasses major migrations, political intrigues, ethnic strife, and a climactic military showdown in 1836. In 30 compelling chapters, Marilyn Bennett Alexander retells dramatic stories from the annals of the Alamo City.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762739554
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2006
  • Series: It Happened In Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 982,322
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Marilyn Bennett, a sixth-generation Texan, is a freelance writer living in Helena, Montana, where she was named the first Writer-in-Residence at the Rodney Street Laundry and Jailhouse Sandwich Shop and Soup Kitchen. A descendent of Texas pioneers, Bennett grewup in Amarillo and graduated from Texas A&M University and Southern Methodist University.

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Table of Contents

1. The Spanish Saints Come Marching In
2. An Island Bachelor Comes to San Antonio
3. Bury the Tomahawk
4. No Bridge Over Troubled Waters
5. How the Chili Queens established San Antonio as the Birthplace of Chili
6. Fencing a Million
7. Life and Death on the Plazas
8. Rough Riding
9. Fit for a Queen
10. Fiesta: Did Someone Say Party?
11. La Villita: The Little Town that Could
12. Defenders of the Alamo: Revolutionaries, Ghosts, Saints, Rangers and a Daughter of the Republic of Texas
13. Past Lives of San Antonio: Ghosts of Alamo Plaza
14. Rodeo Charro Style
15. Flooding Waters: Jazz in San Antonio
16. When San Antonio Towered over America
17. In the Air at Fort Sam Houston
18. Trails to Rails
19. Purple in King William's Namesake
20. When a Congressman Rolls into the River
21. McNay: The Best Little Art House in Texas
22. Fairmount: Moving a City
23. The Dueling Deaths of Davy Crockett
24. Waiting for a Fight
25. A Garden from Stone
26. Rest Stop for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
27. Vigilantes Take Bob Augustine into their Own Hands
28. Family Law
29. The Case of the Ferrari Clerk
30. Alamo Bowl

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