Lone star legacy: the Alamo stands tall in Texas

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Texas boasts a rich history, and the title of “oldest building” goes to the Alamo, located in San Antonio. Founded in 1718 as a Spanish mission called Mission San Antonio de Valero, the Alamo was a religious outpost and military garrison for decades.

It’s most famous for the pivotal battle in 1836, where Texan soldiers under William B. Travis famously held out against a much larger Mexican force led by General Santa Anna. Though the Texans ultimately fell, the Alamo, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, became a rallying cry for Texan independence and a symbol of courage and resistance.

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