6th March 1836 started off quietly, just like any other day at The Alamo Mission in San Antonio in Texas.
Davy Crockett woke up and rose from his bunk, which was in a room on the main floor of the fort.
He then walked up to the observation post that was situated along the west wall of the fort, as he usually did after getting up.
William B. Travis and Jim Bowie were already there at the observation post, and they were looking out over the top of the wall.
These three great men gazed in amazement at the hordes of Mexicans that they could see moving toward them.
With a puzzled look on his face, Davie Crockett turned to Jim Bowie and said: “Jim, are we having some landscaping done today?”
And the rest as they say, is history…
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