San Antonio, TX (RushPRnews001/01/09-A 172-yr old relic a relic from the Battle of the Alamo which was stolen from San Antonio’s Fairmont Hotel last week was recovered Tuesday, December 30, 2008. Two joggers were running through O.P. Schnabel Park on Tuesday when they saw a plastic garbage bag on the ground bearing a note stating “valuable artifact.”
They took the ball to the hotel where it was authenticated by the Institute of Texan Cultures as having belonged to Mexican Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna’s forces during the 1836 siege of the Alamo.
The ball had been in a hotel display case for 23 years before the Dec. 22 theft.
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