Contact Us

A Piece of Texas History Could be Yours

Jill Torrance, Getty Images
Jill Torrance, Getty Images

In 1836, many legendary Texans gave their life during the 13 day siege at the Alamo. One of those was William Travis.

In support of independence from Mexico, a gentlemen provided lumber for platforms for the cannons needed for defense. He was a San Antonio business owner named Eugenio Navarro. He provided Travis with the information that a Mexican Army was planning to attack the Alamo according to a fact sheet from Heritage Auction’s website.

Travis wrote a letter promising payment for the lumber used or the return of any undamaged wood. Not many artifacts survived the attack but this letter was one of the few.

It reads, “There is now in use at the Alamo Six hundred & Eighty two feet of Walnut Scantling as platforms for the cannon belonging to Eugenio Navarro which are to be paid for, if not returned at their first value-Bexar February 21st 1836.
W. Barret Travis”

Bidding has begun for this letter, through Heritage Auctions, with a reserve of $75,000.

If you are collector of Texas history such as this, Click Here to make a bid.

Best of Mix 93.1

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://mix931fm.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Mix VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Mix VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.