AFTER NINE YEAR CAMPAIGN, ALAMO NAMED FIRST WORLD HERITAGE SITE IN TEXAS

A United Nations agency on Sunday named the Alamo and the four Spanish colonial Catholic missions in San Antonio a World Heritage Site, making them the first places in Texas deemed to be of “outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humanity”. Mayor Ivy Taylor said from Bonn, Germany, where the announcement was made, "The city of San Antonio is delighted with Unesco’s decision today and the recognition that our Spanish colonial missions are of outstanding value to the people of the world."
But the designation has not been entirely embraced in Texas, where the phrase “United Nations” provokes suspicion among some.



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