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The Alamo Story – Before the Battle of the Alamo (1715-1835)

Long before the United States of America was a thing, the construction of the San Antonio mission (the location of the chapel), was approved by a Spanish King, but largely carried out by an international organization. Commonly known as the Franciscan order, they were a community of devout Christians that had members all over the world.  They answered to Rome as much as they did to Madrid which is why years later the jealous monarchy would enact policies that would reduce their influence in the Spanish colonies in America, and everywhere else.

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