The roads cross at San Antonio de Bexar at a small, ruined mission called The Alamo--a place where myth meets
history and legend meets reality. In the spring of 1836 nearly 200 Texans--men of all races who believed in the future of
Texas--held the fort for thirteen days under siege by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, ruler of Mexico and commander of
its forces. Led by three men--the young, brash Colonel William Travis; the violent, passionate James Bowie; and the larger-than-life
living legend Davy Crockett--the Texans and their deeds at the Alamo would pass into history as General Sam Houston's rallying
cry for Texas independence. As well, their actions would become legend for their symbolic significance.