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San Antonio, Texas: The Line in the Sand, Bronzed

Hours before the defenders of the Alamo were massacred, Col. Travis drew a line in the sand with his sword on this spot (maybe) and declared, "Those prepared to give their lives in freedom's cause, come over to me!"

300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX
Downtown. The line is set into the plaza pavement about 20 feet before the front door to the Alamo, which is on the east side of Alamo Plaza, between E. Houston and E. Crockett Sts.
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Line in the sand.

The Line in the Sand, Bronzed

The bronze line is about 20 ft. from the entrance of the Alamo shrine.

[Andy, 04/05/2015]

In 1836, Col. William Travis used his sword to draw a line in the sand and asked his men to join him in the Alamo's final doomed defense. The sand is now a nice stone patio, and the line is permanently marked in bronze for tourists.

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