Remember the Alamo? Which One?


Drawing of the Alamo 1865

While contemplating the mounting evidence that the Controllers commandeered existing Old Empire structures in America and either destroyed them or cleverly wove them into their colonial narrative, I realized that the reset scenario may be the answer to a riddle that has nagged me since childhood.

The San Antonio Alamo today

Being raised and educated in Texas, I had the tragic story of the Alamo pounded into my brain and visited the iconic battleground in San Antonio more times than I care to remember.

However, I also remember another Alamo where I spent even more of my youthful days since it was near a favorite family vacation destination.

The Fake Alamo.


Fake Alamo under construction

Located in the middle of nowhere in Brackettville near the Texas/Mexico Border at Eagle Pass, this re-creation was supposedly constructed in 1957 for the filming of John Wayne’s movie “The Alamo.”

The official narrative explains that this project was the brainchild of Texan James T. “Happy” Shahan who got the bright idea to build a re-creation of the Mexican mission on his ranch land to attract Hollywood filmmakers.

It worked.


Happy Shahan in front of his Fake Alamo

The story gets kinda strange regarding the funding for the fake Alamo project.

Originally the set was to be facades of the front and sides of the buildings. However, Wayne ran out of money and called a halt to construction. Shahan agreed to continue working while Wayne raised more money, if Wayne would agree to building full sets with four walls, floor and roofs. Wayne signed on to the deal.

The Cast of The Alamo in front of the replica

According to the historical narrative, Brackettville wasn’t always in the middle of nowhere, it had been developed for centuries since it was on an old east-west road at a natural spring that eventually became a fort and a stagecoach stop.

Originating as an oasis favored by the Indians, the settlement, named for an early merchant named Oscar Brackett, became a resting place for travelers after a jarring 24-hour stagecoach ride from San Antonio. It was soon protected by a large cavalry installation, Fort Clark.

Map showing Fort Clark and Brackett(ville)

Guess who else remembers the Fake Alamo?

Phil Collins at Brackettville Alamo

Yep, the Genesis drummer and solo Gold Record recipient himself turns out to be quite the Alamo aficionado!

He even has this “replica” that includes 4 statues never pictured on ANY original Alamo photos.

But it turns out his replica isn’t the only one with this puzzling feature…but first a bit about Phil and his Alamo collection.

Turns out Collins’ obsession with the Alamo began as a child back in Merry Old England where he watched the Disney show Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier.

He confesses that his favorite childhood pastime was to recreate the Alamo drama in his back yard!

He would actually torture the toy soldiers captured after battle, strangely echoing the then unknown outcome of the imprisoned defenders (yes, some soldiers may have survived the battle).

In a further strange Alamo twist, an article in True West revealed:

A clairvoyant once told him [Phil] he was the reincarnation of John W. Smith—an Alamo courier who went on to become the first mayor of San Antonio.
She didn’t know that the very first item in his vast Alamo collection was an 1836 receipt for Smith’s new saddle just weeks after the Alamo siege.

Phil presents his Alamo receipt

So, imagine my surprise when I discovered another full-blown replica of the Alamo in Dripping Springs, Texas, built for the filming of the Disney movie cleverly named “The Alamo.”

The filmmakers claim they painstakingly recreated the Alamo and the compound so it would perfectly match the San Antonio version at the time of the 1836 battle.

Dripping Springs Alamo Movie Set

But wait a minute, this version has those 4 mysterious statues like in Phil’s model and no hump either! Must I really accept that this is a “stone by stone” replication?

Original Alamo , date unknown (Is that a Fiddly Bit on top?)

So why did some Alamo replica aficionados add fancy columns and statues while others left all that space blank?


Another Alamo with detailed statues, date and location unknown

So, the more I looked, the more fake Alamos I found!

Red Brick Replica in Dallas

There are lots of versions that are closer matches for the good ole San Antonio Alamo, although none of them turned out to be movie sets.

For instance in Spicewood Springs, Texas, there is an property with a “re-created” Alamo that has been turned into a private million dollar residence.

 Guess we’re not supposed to notice the big Spanish mission right by this supposedly new construction at 500 Contrail Way?


Spicewood Springs Alamo Complex

Oh, there’s another unadorned “fake” Alamo in Cypress Springs, Texas…but it has become a corporate headquarters.


Cypress Springs Alamo – now Kwik Copy headquarters

But never fear,  just an 11 minute mile drive up the road in Mount Vernon, Texas, you’ll find a genuine Alamo replica museum.

I kid you not.

The Alamo Mission Museum – Mt. Vernon, Texas

This version is a resort in Fredricksburg, Texas.


Tin Star Dude Ranch in Fredricksburg

Even way out in El Paso they got Alamo fever and turned one into a bank!


El Paso Alamo with a drive-through

Oh, and what about this one in Plano that was opened in the 70’s as a video game park.

They didn’t bother to re-create the second level?

Good grief…

Oh, and it was converted into a used car lot.


Remember the Alamo

Of course, they built a replica (or 2!) in Dallas at Fair Park, cause, ya know, we just can’t forget the Alamo!

And last — but certainly not least — there is this fully developed “Alamo” in Arizona called the San Xavier Mission with all kinds of decorative fiddly bits long gone from the Texas versions.

Guess what…it’s a movie set!

Location for “The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold”

Notice how all these “pretend” Alamos are in towns famous for their natural springs?

Even the San Antonio Alamo has a spring well within the fortress.


Well inside Alamo

Also, I was really puzzled by these two old pictures of (supposedly) the good ole San Antonio Alamo.

In the first one, it is sitting right on the road next to a Tartarian looking hospital!

Why is there no plaza in front?

And just when did they add the courtyard to the side?

Palm trees, in San Antonio?

The name Alamo means cottonwood, after all.


Alamo with Plaza AND Courtyard

Finally, buried in a book of old American photos, I discovered a little revelation…according to this blurb, the original Alamo has been relocated (and renamed) quite a few times even before the famous battle took place!

F. v.  San Antonio by Doerr & Jacobson, Photographers.

I just don’t understand why conventional history chooses to overlook all of these “replica” Alamo-type structures consistently located in arid regions next to natural springs!

No idea where this “Replica” is located

Why is it so hard to admit they were already there?

Do the secret societies know the truth?

Seems the only plausible explanation is that we’re being fed false narratives about the civilizations that existed in this region long before the European settlers arrived.

Alamo Replica in Florida

So many new questions after discovering all these Alamos and the fake history surrounding them…

Who knows, maybe the true reason for the battle of the Alamo was about Montezuma’s lost gold after all?

Gotta admit, one of my favorite cheezy movies is Viva Max, a present day farce about a rag tag group of Mexican troops goaded into retaking the Alamo by their delusional, but lovable, leader.

Now it’s twice as funny when I think of all those fake Alamos they passed by along the way!

More icon-shattering research at:

 The Smithsonian’s Basement

Washington’s Watergate Weirdness

~ by weewarrior on March 9, 2019.

16 Responses to “Remember the Alamo? Which One?”

  1. I really enjoyed finding your website. Now I’m motivated to look at the fake history in my area, Seattle (Puget Sound)

  2. That’s A HUGE freaking WOW!
    I never knew this but I have thought that there were differences in many of the pictures I’ve seen of the Alamo… Now I know why. They weren’t all the same place, hmmmn.
    Excellent article, thanks.

    • Thanks for your comment, I was floored too as I continued to discover these “fake” Alamos all over the place. Really is an eye opener, eh? Makes you question everything!

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  5. I had no idea there were so many Alamos! I have noticed that, of all the millions of Tartarian buildings, no two look quite the same. They seem to have been all designed individually. But these Alamo structures look as if they were designed by the same architects for the same specific purpose.

    • Good point, the Alamo design seems to have caught on like wildfire. What I’m wondering is why I didn’t find any Alamos in Mexico? If these are all old Spanish missions, why aren’t they scattered through Mexico, Central America and South America? I found them from Florida to California, but none north of the Texas Panhandle. And always in arid regions by a natural spring.

      I also wonder if the they all originally looked like the movie set in Arizona and have been devastated over the centuries by cataclysms with just tattered shells remaining. NONE of them have been re-purposed as healing centers, but I suspect they may have once been just that.

  6. 😃

    • Just wow! That Alamo basement makes NO sense if they actually moved the building as stated in the photograph I posted.


      And look at the size of it, that is no root cellar, that’s an underground complex!

      I did encounter all kinds of fishy history in the San Antonio area, maybe this basement could help unravel the mystery! Thanks for sharing, what a clue!

  7. I am loving this blog and all the rabbit holes all of which interest me! I live in Houston and visit the San Antonio (Alamo) every couple years as a quick mini vacation with the family. They have a river walk area there that is
    popular for tourist and is below street level. This makes me think more of moodflood than anything. I had no idea of all the Alamo’s scattered all across the southern portion of the united states…very intriguing indeed and not found in other areas. Makes you wonder about the narrative that the real Alamo was used as a mission? hmmm and what about that massive door? Thanks for all your research and interesting blogs…I have spent hours of reading as I just recently stumbled on it.

  8. Muchas Gracias, so glad you enjoyed discovering all those Alamos as much as I did. Glad you enjoy my outlandish mind!

    When I was a kid my folks went to all the old Spanish missions in Texas and took stock footage of them for our film library. I remember wondering how these (usually) desolate places had been so utterly destroyed in such a short time. Think I’m starting to figure it out now.

    Next time you are in SA might want to check out the Mission San Jose Church, it is still operational and looks like it has some stories to tell to the knowing eye!

    Maybe you can figure out if it is the same one Teddy Roosevelt was so interested in?

    Or if you’re feeling super adventurous, a trip to the long abandoned insane asylum outside town looks like a ghost hunters delight! Be sure and check the comments after that video, lots of personal experiences shared.

    And how about this photo of the Alamo being excavated. We know from PeeWee there is a huge basement complex down there…wonder how deep it goes?

    Love the River Walk, I’ve had some grand adventures along it’s (sunken) shores!

  9. WOW!
    My mom was the stand-in for Linda Cristal in the movie The Alamo. She would never speak of her time on the set and I always thought that to be strange. My mom became ill in 2010 and died in 2012. Before she passed I had a gentleman by the name Jim Farkis get ahold of me looking for my mom. He was writing a book called “The making of John Wayne’s The Alamo” When I gave him the news of her health, he said he had some pictures he would love to send me. What a treasure of my mom’s past.
    I been following the Tartarian & History channel on Telegram for some time now. I love that channel! May the truth be revealed soon!
    Thank you so much!
    Alyce Andrews

    • Hey Alyce, that is so cool, thanks for sharing your story about your Mom’s part in “The Alamo” movie! If you are interested I’d love to see some of those pictures and hear some more stories about your Mom’s involvement in the movie and her life in Texas in general. You can write me directly at It is fascinating how many clues we can find in our own personal history once we start asking the right questions!

      • The orginal with John Wayne in Brackettville.

        On Fri, May 27, 2022, 10:23 AM Weewarrior’s Weblog <> wrote:

        weewarrior commented: “Hey Alyce, that is so cool, thanks for sharing your > story about your Mom’s part in “The Alamo” movie! If you are interested I’d > love to see some of those pictures and hear some more stories about your > Mom’s involvement in the movie and her life in Texas i” >

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