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Old 10-11-2015, 09:50 PM
 
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The tunnels were made during the times when the Spanish missions were active long before the battle of the Alamo.
Other tunnels or caves were created by nature. Carlsbad Caverns is one example.
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This was done primarily so that the priests & villagers could escape indian attacks which was very common
in those times. There is written accounts of cannibalism & unimaginable torture committed by the indians.
Eventually the missions, priest & that way of life along with the tunnels ended.

Legend has it that James Bowie buried his treasure somewhere on one of these tunnels.

Can I prove this ? Heck no.....but it sure would make for a nice movie or perhaps an attraction.

I would pay to go through the tunnel from downtown to the ones on the South Side.

If only I could get rid of my fear of enclosed places...bats & spiders !

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Old 10-29-2015, 11:36 AM
 
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The tunnels were made during the times when the Spanish missions were active long before the battle of the Alamo.
Other tunnels or caves were created by nature. Carlsbad Caverns is one example.
.
This was done primarily so that the priests & villagers could escape indian attacks which was very common
in those times. There is written accounts of cannibalism & unimaginable torture committed by the indians.
Eventually the missions, priest & that way of life along with the tunnels ended.

Legend has it that James Bowie buried his treasure somewhere on one of these tunnels.

Can I prove this ? Heck no.....but it sure would make for a nice movie or perhaps an attraction.

I would pay to go through the tunnel from downtown to the ones on the South Side.

If only I could get rid of my fear of enclosed places...bats & spiders !

So, of course, I'm getting my hopes up like yourself. I don't know if its treasure but from what I've researched, it was believed for a while that there's a tunnel system under the Alamo, which would yield some pretty cool archaeological finds! Also, I'm glad to see some people reading or hearing somewhere that its a possibility. Here's interesting article.


Story of Tunnel From Old Grenet Home to Alamo Intrigues Many.

From taking a look at some old maps of Crockett St. the location of this cistern (and possible passages to the alamo) is most likely to be under the parking lot next to The Crockett Hotel.

Stay tuned...
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:37 PM
 
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^^^^^
If you’re interested in San Antonio’s past---here’s something that you
might appreciate.

On the east end of the Crockett Hotel towards the freeway. There were some old buildings
being demolished .

I was sent to go cover a press conference around that area. Afterwards, I stopped to check
out the demolition. The old buildings were been torn down for new businesses or parking lots.

I noticed man-made remnants of stones of an acequia pointing in the direction to the Alamo.
I believe this was the water passage that Santa Anna’s troops tried to block from reaching
the men of the Alamo.

I asked the crew if it was ok to take a stone. They didn’t care, & joked that I could take them
all if I wanted to.

I was with a reporter, who also took a stone as a souvenir.

To some, this might not be a big deal, but I thought it was interesting about things
& life back in those days.
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:44 PM
 
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So, of course, I'm getting my hopes up like yourself. I don't know if its treasure but from what I've researched, it was believed for a while that there's a tunnel system under the Alamo, which would yield some pretty cool archaeological finds! Also, I'm glad to see some people reading or hearing somewhere that its a possibility. Here's interesting article.


Story of Tunnel From Old Grenet Home to Alamo Intrigues Many.

From taking a look at some old maps of Crockett St. the location of this cistern (and possible passages to the alamo) is most likely to be under the parking lot next to The Crockett Hotel.

Stay tuned...
Tunnel system or basement where Pee Wee's bike was temporarily stored?
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:46 PM
 
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probably can ask the drug runners where some are.
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Old 10-29-2015, 05:04 PM
 
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Tunnel system or basement where Pee Wee's bike was temporarily stored?
Pee Wee’s bike in the tunnel was shot on the sound stages in Hollywood .

The closest to the Alamo that a Hollywood company ever got was in the 1969 movie ,
Viva Max.

Interesting are the photos of downtown Alamo area showing it as it used to be in 1969.
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Old 10-31-2015, 08:50 AM
 
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^^^^^
If you’re interested in San Antonio’s past---here’s something that you
might appreciate.

On the east end of the Crockett Hotel towards the freeway. There were some old buildings
being demolished .

I was sent to go cover a press conference around that area. Afterwards, I stopped to check
out the demolition. The old buildings were been torn down for new businesses or parking lots.

I noticed man-made remnants of stones of an acequia pointing in the direction to the Alamo.
I believe this was the water passage that Santa Anna’s troops tried to block from reaching
the men of the Alamo.

I asked the crew if it was ok to take a stone. They didn’t care, & joked that I could take them
all if I wanted to.

I was with a reporter, who also took a stone as a souvenir.

To some, this might not be a big deal, but I thought it was interesting about things
& life back in those days.
Those stones are haunted, friend.
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Old 10-31-2015, 11:49 AM
 
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The stones are haunted, friend.
Nevertheless, I like some of their songs, friend.
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Old 11-05-2015, 09:01 PM
 
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Mention of tunnels at Brooks on page 7 of file:
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/master/pnp/hab...tx1026data.pdf


Page 3 of this file has pics of the tunnels at Brooks:
http://www.wpafb.af.mil/shared/media...101022-007.pdf

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Old 11-06-2015, 10:06 AM
 
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Mention of tunnels at Brooks on page 7 of file:
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/master/pnp/hab...tx1026data.pdf


Page 3 of this file has pics of the tunnels at Brooks:
http://www.wpafb.af.mil/shared/media...101022-007.pdf
Thanks for sharing. That appears to be the same info I found.
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