Texas A&M Conserving Cannons, Helping To ‘Remember The Alamo!’

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The Conservation Research Laboratory on the RELLIS Education and Research Campus of Texas A&M University in Bryan is doing its part to help the world, “Remember the Alamo!”

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Research Associate Jim Jobling and his team are conserving seven of the 21 cannons used during the Texas Revolution’s 1836 Battle of the Alamo as well as two others from the same time period. All are displayed at the historic Alamo that is now a museum and popular tourist attraction in San Antonio. Two of the cannons were transported from the fort at the conclusion of Cannon Fest, a weekend-long event at the Alamo that explored the artillery of the Texas Revolution and announced the conservation of the cannons, and brought to Aggieland earlier this week. The other cannons are scheduled to arrive gradually over the coming months.

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