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Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson (r) listens as Phil Collins speaks in front of The Alamo, announcing the donation of his collection of historical Alamo artifacts on June 26, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (Credit: Gary Miller/Getty Images)

Phil Collins Has Always Remembered the Alamo

A British rock legend’s unlikely fascination drove him to amass the world’s largest private collection of Alamo relics, which he recently donated to the Texas landmark.

A 1907 postcard rallying Texans to "Save the Alamo."

The “Second Battle of the Alamo”

Preservationist Adina De Zavala’s one-woman siege of the Alamo in 1908 helped to prevent the destruction of one of its most historic structures.

Monument marking the graves of the victims of the Goliad Massacre.

The Goliad Massacre—The Other Alamo

Although overshadowed by the fall of the Alamo, the Goliad Massacre claimed the lives of twice as many Texas rebels.

Reproduction of the “Come and Take It" flag.

The First Shots of the Texas Revolution

A dispute over a small cannon in 1835 sparked the Texas Revolution and immortalized the battle cry “Come and Take It.”

William Travis' 18365 "Victory or Death" letter. (Courtesy of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Travis Writes from the Alamo: “Victory or Death”

Surrounded by thousands of Mexican troops and facing near-certain death, Lieutenant Colonel William B. Travis wrote what is considered to be one of history’s most heroic letters.

Phytosaur skull discovered by Texas Tech University in 2001. (Credit: Texas Tech University/Bill Mueller)

Prehistoric Crocodile-Like Species Discovered in Texas

Texas Tech University scientists have unearthed evidence of a previously unknown species of ancient crocodile-like creatures.

Texas Facts

9 Things You May Not Know About Texas

Celebrate Texas Independence Day with a look at some of the state’s quirks.

Alamo

Cleaning of Alamo Reveals Historic Graffiti

Graffiti discovered at the Alamo earlier this month may be the oldest ever found at the site and could help shed light on its enigmatic past.