Notice to everyone,
I'm holding off selling any more books until I take inventory. I
think I'm down to only a dozen or so.
Get this travel guide! Have I misled you yet? For the price
of a top-shelf margarita you can have a keepsake of your trip to SA.
And, heavens to Betsy, you will learn something to boot. Listen,
first, I'll autograph the tour book for you, second, it will serve as your personal tour
guide while in town, third, you may write in it your personal notes
of the places visited, and fourth, besides your t-shirt, sombrero
and shot glass, it will be one of the few
things you will take home and actually keep as a momento of your stay in town. But, if you
need more convincing then read on.
found the one book that really ties all the history of the city
together. This is not a walking guide. Or,
rather, it is a walking guide but you do not need to use it as
San Antonio is an old town, coming on 300 years!
And the old lady has a pulse and feel all its own. It's not some
chrome and glass modern city. The meanderings of the river through
town, the enormous cypress trees along the banks, the ancient but still
serviceable buildings like the Alamo, San Fernando Cathedral and
Governor's Palace all have a story. And without this guidebook you
won't begin to uncover the lady's old secrets. Yes, you will see
the River Walk, but that's like seeing a woman physically, from the
outside, without getting to know her on
the inside, her mind and what makes her special.
As a native of this great city,
I'm asking you to get
to know the city as I know her. My goodness, Texas as we
know it was started right here in this town. Right downtown.
In fact it was on Soledad St., where Stephen Austin sought a land grant
from the local authorities which started the U.S. migration to Texas. You will be walking by locations where famous people
have trod and unless you have this guide you will be completely
oblivious to what has transpired right at your feet.
This inexpensive guide is an excellent tourist
guide to the historical attractions in San Antonio. If you don't wish to walk the described route you will, nevertheless,
find yourself at most of the locations highlighted along the route (see
route map.) For the simplest use I suggest you carry the guidebook with you
and when near a location refer to the map to identify the numbered spot
and turn to the appropriate chapter for my commentary.
You do not need this tour guidebook if you can answer the following
1. Where are the defenders of the Alamo buried?
2. Was Davy Crockett killed during the Battle of the Alamo or
was he executed afterwards?
3. Were there any Alamo survivors from the Battle of the Alamo?
4. What ever became of Santa Anna, the Dictator of Mexico, in
5. Were there any Americans in the Mexican Army that invaded
6. Why is Kendall County (north of San Antonio) named after
George Kendall who founded the New Orleans Picayune newspaper in
7. What role did San Antonio play in the American Revolution?
8. Why was San Antonio such a popular town?
9. What role did San Antonio play with Teddy Roosevelt's Rough
10. Were there really Indians battles around these parts?
I could go on and on and on, but you get the point.
There's a whole lot of information packed into this small book that you
are not going to get anywhere else.
If you wish to know more go to Tourist
Guide to see a table of contents for the book and learn how to
order a copy in advance of your trip.