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A priceless theft at the Alamo?
Mystery swirls around Texas
Declaration of Independence

CultureMap [Houston, TX], by Tyler Rudick

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Posted By:Four_Leaf Resident, 11/19/2012 12:48:32 PM

Not since Pee-wee Herman asked to see the basement at the Alamo have workers at the Texas landmark witnessed this much confusion. The San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) is investigating a possible theft from an Alamo office, where some believe an original copy of the Texas Declaration of Independence was swapped with a fake. Here´s the catch — leaders at the historic site never knew this original copy of the document ever existed. The Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) — which currently runs daily operations at the Alamo complex —

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Reply 1 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 11/19/2012 12:54:00 PM     (No. 9023803)

Not a problem. See the White House office of fake documentation. I think there may even be a Czar for that. Their talented staff can whip you out a replacement that will look good enough to fool millions of people.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: texaspast, 11/19/2012 1:05:58 PM     (No. 9023822)

There was a book titled ´Texfake´about how some well-known Texas book and document dealers were engaged in the faking and/or stealing of high-priced Texas books and documents. It is a big-money market - lots of well-heeled collectors chasing a limited supply of items.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ribicon, 11/19/2012 1:15:37 PM     (No. 9023846)

Was Wonderful Sandy Berger in town? He´s one of the privileged few who are allowed to get away with such things.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: zzzghy, 11/19/2012 1:43:35 PM     (No. 9023895)

Does this mean that someone messed with Texas?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: offrope, 11/19/2012 2:00:20 PM     (No. 9023927)

Check the basement. Other stolen items, notably old fashioned bicycles, are reputed to be in the basement of the Alamo.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dadofboys, 11/19/2012 2:25:46 PM     (No. 9023977)

Its probably near other stolen treasures, like American Freedom and Pride and the Rule of Law as embodied in the Constitution.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Kurto, 11/19/2012 3:39:25 PM     (No. 9024094)

What´s missing is likely a thirty year old photocopy...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: greg1a, 11/19/2012 4:13:37 PM     (No. 9024153)

#5-That was good. But according to my daughter, when she was little, said "Daddy, the Alamo doesn´t have a basement.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ChazzPalm, 11/19/2012 4:19:01 PM     (No. 9024158)

A DRT in 1969 who heard me speaking with another ´Yankee´ PhD historian as we walked around the Alamo, in our USAF officer´s uniforms, decided our Yankee accent was ´offensive´ and had a Texas Ranger escort us out of the Alamo....They were a lovely bunch---would that they paid more attention to artifacts rather than accents!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: get er done, 11/19/2012 5:05:26 PM     (No. 9024219)

Was this theft "revenge" or retaliation for Texan´s petition to secede?

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