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For Province P0060 - Province of Dorset.

8th

Feb. 2020

APGM at the Alamo

We love this story from our Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Chris Bond.

The masonic plaques are on the end wall of The Long Barrack, 'the oldest building in Texas' (quote from the brochure). The statue is, of course, Bro Davy Crockett!

Freemasons present during different stages of the Battle of the Alamo included James B. Bonham, James Bowie, David Crockett, Almeron Dickinson, and William B. Travis.

Alamo Lodge is the oldest Masonic lodge in Bexar County, San Antonio, Texas. The lodge was granted a charter by the Grand Lodge of Texas on 15 January 1848. The first Worshipful Master of the lodge was Captain James H. Ralston, an Assistant Quartermaster of U.S. Volunteers. Original members of the lodge were primarily military officers who were already Freemasons.

The Lodge held its meetings for several months in an upstairs room at the Long Barrack until it moved into its own hall on Alamo Plaza on 24 June 1848.

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