Old Texas met new Texas last Thursday when cannons from the Alamo made a stop at Buc-ee's.
Yep, the cannons are the original ones that were outside the Alamo during the revolution back in 1836. The cannons were being transported to Texas A&M University in College Station, but not before stopping at Buc-ee's, which is basically an unofficial must-do for every road trip.
But it gets even better (translation: more Texan). While the cannons are precious cargo, they weren't transported in a high-security trailer or even a closed trailer or truck at that. The cannons rode in the back of pickup truck
At TAMU, a team will perform preservation efforts on the cannons. Just look at the work that was done on another set of cannons.
The Remember the Alamo Foundation
, part of the Alamo Endowment, is raising money
for the cannon project, according to a GoFundMe page. Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush, whose department took over the historic property from the Daughters of the Republic of Texas
, said preservation efforts are part of a "long-term commitment" to conserve the Alamo's buildings and artifacts
. Bush, chairman of the Alamo Endowment, has led the sweeping Alamo redesign project meant to "restore dignity"
to the Alamo, which has been subject to much criticism in the past year