Alamo Village Sept 4, 2007 10:49:29 GMT -5
Post by bubbabod on Sept 4, 2007 10:49:29 GMT -5
When visiting John Wayne's Alamo and Alamo Village, in the village I bought a magazine-type book entitled "Alamo Village, How a Texas cattleman brought Hollywood to the Old West" by John Farkis. It's a great bit of reading that gives the history of how John Wayne wanted to build his Alamo and do the filming in Panama or somewhere in Mexico, but Texans put up such a fuss, he eventually found the right site in Bracketville thanks to the efforts of Shahan. The book also gives the history of Ft. Clark Springs from its beginnings as a watering hole oasis for the Comanche to the establishment of the fort and its use until it was closed. There's also a history of the building of JW's Alamo, showing many pictures of it being built, as well as pictures of where the scenes were filmed on the fort's grounds, which is how I found the places I took pictures of. Otherwise, I'd have never known the fort played such a prominent part in the filming. Ft. Clark Springs is a great place to spend a couple days while exploring JW's Alamo, the village and the fort.