Monday, February 15, 2016

25 Larger-Than-Life Facts About Texas

25 Larger-Than-Life Facts About Texas  

I have a problem with #12 unless they've changed it.

10 comments:

Deb said...

#19 claims that Glen Campbell "wrote a song about Galveston." Well, he SANG a song about Galveston, so I guess that's close enough.

/Fact-checking--how does it work?

Bill Crider said...

That's almost as bad as #12.

Cap'n Bob said...

What's wrong with #12?

Bill Crider said...

Maybe I'm just quibbling, but "hundreds of Texan defenders were killed" sounds wrong to me. I think it was under 200.

Anonymous said...

I've been on the Alamo tour and if you're expecting to see the basement, forget it.

JohnD

Deb said...

Is Pee Wee Herman's bicycle still there?

Anonymous said...

I'm almost certain, but I guess we'll never know.

JohnD

Don Coffin said...

Wikipedia: "Most eyewitness accounts reported between 182 and 257 Texians died, while most historians of the Alamo agree that around 600 Mexicans were killed or wounded. Several noncombatants were sent to Gonzales to spread word of the Texian defeat."

"Texian" is what Wikipedia says, not me.

Bill Crider said...

Texian was the word used in those days. I've always believed in the 182 figure.

Don Coffin said...

"Galveston," of course, like most of Glen Campbell's hits, was written by Jimmy Webb...