Alamo Archaeologists May Have Found the Main Gate to the Old Mission

The following teaser is from an article posted August 8, 2016 at the FoxNews website.

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Archaeologists digging at the Alamo may be close to locating the site of the historic compound’s main gate.

Experts discovered stones beneath San Antonio’s Alamo Plaza last week that could be associated with the main gate of the 18th century Mision San Antonio de Valero, as the Alamo Mission was originally known.

The stones are near the possible site of the Alamo’s south wall and gate, according to Nesta Anderson, the dig’s lead investigator and senior archaeologist at Pape-Dawson Engineers.

“They are in the right place, so we’re hopeful that that is associated with the gate,” she said. “This would have been the entrance to the Alamo – all the traffic into the walled enclosure would have come through that gate, from the south.”

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Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (www.FamilyRootsPublishing.com), writes daily at GenealogyBlog.com, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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