January 5, 2016 | Barb Carr

Summit 2016 Local Attractions: The Alamo


The Alamo, an historical icon of the Texas Revolution located in none-other-than San Antonio, Texas. This old building made of limestone was the fortress and safe house for the Mexican army, but in the Battle of the Alamo in 1836, the Texas rebels forged their way in and gained control. Now it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in San Antonio and has inspired a blockbuster movie released in 2004.

Many have wondered where the name “The Alamo” originated, assuming it has a deep, cultural meaning. Surprisingly, “The Alamo” is translated to “cottonwood”, and many scholars believe that name was chosen because of the greenery surrounding the building. However, scholars are unsure as to why they chose “cottonwood”, and if there was a more significant meaning behind it than just simple trees. It’s always interesting to learn the small, fun facts about such iconic places.

Did you know that the 2016 Global TapRooT® Summit is being held in San Antonio August 1-5? The countdown begins and we are looking forward to sharing best practices, learning from keynote speakers, networking with our wonderful Friends and Experts and visiting the beautiful city of San Antonio and all it has to offer.


*Don’t forget about the group discount! Bring the whole team and save money.

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