- Dave Thomas American-Statesman staff
Davy Crockett (well, John Wayne) stood atop its walls in his coonskin cap. Capt. Augustus McCrae (Robert Duvall) rode past with friend Woodrow Call (Tommy Lee Jones) not too long after whacking a surly bartender.
It even saw Texas legend Sam Houston (Sam Elliott) and the legendary outlaw Barbarosa! (Willie Nelson)
It might not be up there with the real Alamo, but Brackettville’s Alamo (and adjoining village) does indeed hold a hallowed spot in Texas history.
And you can own a piece of that history, provided you can find yourself 120 miles due west of San Antonio early Saturday morning.
Alamo Village — not the Austin theater, but a movie set built for the 1960 Wayne film “The Alamo,” that became a Texas tourist attraction — will be holding a liquidation sale on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. The land and the buildings are not for sale, but all manner of memorabilia is.
It’s not an auction, Alamo Village’s Facebook page says, it’s a tag sale. Cash and credit cards will get wagons, movie props, arrowhead collections, tables, chairs, cannons, the cantina bar … provided you get it first.
Photos have been posted of some of the items for sale, but you’ll have to show up to see what things cost. On Facebook, Alamo Village has emphasized that items are “priced to sell.”
Though scores of movies (and some commercials and music videos) filmed at Alamo Village, it was primarily a tourist attraction until it closed in 2009. It briefly reopened in 2010, but without the live music and stage shows it was known for.
Alamo Village emphasizes the sale is for buyers and is not for sightseers.