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Old 10-25-2014, 07:59 PM
 
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What has been describe as vast collection to include a leather pouch and rifle that belonged to Davey Crocket and Bowie's famous knife are among the items. As a Texan I want to thank him for preserving and donating it to the state.
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Old 10-25-2014, 08:39 PM
 
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Old 10-25-2014, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Was in Tx Monthly many months ago......

Edit: here is one link
http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/ph...al-land-office
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Maui County, HI
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Phil Collins???
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Old 10-30-2014, 08:03 AM
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Phil Collins???
Yep.

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Old 11-05-2014, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Phil Collins (yes, the singer) has a huge collection of Texas Independence and Alamo memorabilia that he's gathered over the years. He recently announced he's going to donate all to the state, which is fantastic. I understand there are now discussions about how to properly store and display everything - needed building(s), etc.
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:20 PM
 
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I have always liked Phil Collins. As a teenager in the 80s, I practically lived his music, I wore out his cassettes so much the ink smudged. I even knew all of the non-released singles, and owned half of the Genesis material back then as well. I saw him in concert in late 1990 and there was not a single song he sung which I didn't recognize, I even recognized "Sussudio" from the first note even though it was a highly "remixed" version as it were. The crowd wondered why I was going so crazy prior to them realizing that the song was "Sussudio," at which point they went nuts too.

I'm not quite that silly these days as a 40-something, but I still like listening to his music periodically, although anymore it's more the Genesis material as opposed to his solo material. I've also come to appreciate how good he was at drumming. Songs like "Driving The Last Spike" and "Hand in Hand' really showcase this well.

At any rate, it is quite interesting how a British individual became so interested in a battle that is historically relevant to the US but not the UK. I think it's neat. Moreover, though, this is very generous of him. Maybe he's worth $300 million or so and won't even hardly notice it, but I still think it's generous in terms of how he could've sold them and made a lot of money off of it, but instead he just GIVES it away, and to the best place possible--the Alamo itself. It is an extremely generous act and all Texans who have an interest in the Alamo should be very grateful for his generous act.
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