“Last Messenger” Returns to Fallen Alamo

John W. Smith returned to San Antonio on Mar. 11, 1836¬†after delivering Travis’ last message to the convention at Washington-on-the-Brazos to find the Alamo had fallen.

Smith, a bilingual early resident of Mexican Texas, went on to fight at San Jacinto and to hold every office under the sun in independent San Antonio, including three terms as mayor.

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