As a boy in alamo, a tiny Mormon ranching community in Lincoln County 90 miles north of Las Vegas, Lamb was one of 11 children.
According to Watts, the moms staged a counter event, one mile away from the alamo protest.
Gordon sat by as the Thoenes compared Israel to the battle of the alamo and contemporary America to the Weimar Republic.
For them, this is a battle every bit as symbolic and important as the alamo once was to Americans.
He took note of that bit of information, he said, but he came to the alamo anyway.
Small as were their numbers, and slight as were their means of defence, the heroes of the alamo fought on without flinching.
If a gun was fired from the alamo, one of the besiegers was sure to fall.
The alamo had fallen, and now it was necessary to figure up results.
There came from the direction of the alamo the steady rat-tat-tat of rifles.
Them boys in that alamo can't fight off thousands of Mexicans forever.
nickname of Franciscan Mission San Antonio de Valeroin (begun 1718, dissolved 1793) in San Antonio, Texas; American Spanish, literally "poplar" (in New Spain, also "cottonwood"), from alno "the black poplar," from Latin alnus "alder" (cf. alder).
Perhaps so called in reference to trees growing nearby (cf. Alamogordo, New Mexico, literally "big poplar," and Spanish alameda "a public walk with a row of trees on each side"); but the popular name seems to date from the period 1803-13, when the old mission was the base for a Spanish cavalry company from the Mexican town of Alamo de Parras in Nueva Vizcaya.
A fort, once a chapel, in San Antonio, Texas, where a group of Americans made a heroic stand against a much larger Mexican force in 1836, during the war for Texan independence from Mexico. The Mexicans, under General Santa Anna, besieged the Alamo and eventually killed all of the defenders, including Davy Crockett.
Note: Rallying under the cry “Remember the Alamo!”, Texans later forced the Mexicans to recognize the independent republic of Texas.