Old West Events
Pair of Large Silverbelly Mexican Sombreros a) Heavy beaver Mexican hat with a 7 1/4" brim, 9" crown and tight braided 6 strand band. Fine condition, circa 1900. b) A classic "Torro" sombrero with marked sweat band, 6 1/2" brim, 7 3/4" crown and 2 tone cotton band, fine condition, circa 1915.
While the Continental Army froze and suffered appalling deprivation at Valley Forge, General Howe and the British officer corps spent the winter enjoying the luxury of Philadelphia’s finest homes. An infusion of capable European strategists revitalized the army. These included Prussian Baron von Steuben; the Marquis de Lafayette, Thaddeus Kosciuszko and Casimir, Count Pulaski of Poland, who aided Washington in the creation of a well-drilled, professional force capable of fighting the…
Remember Alamo's \
The 1836 fall of the Alamo at the end of a 13-day siege would be devastating news to the wives, parents and children of the 41 defenders from Gonzales, including 32 who entered the compound five days before the battle.