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6/29/2014 (2 years ago)

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British musician had an abiding fascination with American history since childhood

Rock superstar Phil Collins, singer with the band Genesis as well as a highly successful solo artist, has donated his collection of Alamo memorabilia to a Texas museum. The British musician has had a longtime fascination with the American fort since childhood, and his collection is considered one of the largest in the world.

Phil Collins joked he had spent 'all the money I made from music' on his collection related to the battle where 1,500 Mexican troops laid siege to 200 Texans fighting for Texas independence.

Phil Collins joked he had spent "all the money I made from music" on his collection related to the battle where 1,500 Mexican troops laid siege to 200 Texans fighting for Texas independence.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

6/29/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Phil Collins, Alamo, collection, donation


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The 63-year-old Collins has amassed more than 200 artefacts after becoming fascinated with the 1836 battle as a youngster. He's donating his collection to ensure it its better cared for in the future. Among the many artefacts is a rifle owned by folk hero Davy Crockett.

Collins joked he had spent "all the money I made from music" on his collection related to the battle where 1,500 Mexican troops laid siege to 200 Texans fighting for Texas independence.

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"Some people would buy Ferraris, some people would buy houses, I bought old bits of metal and old bits of paper," he said.

Collins first became interested in the Alamo after watching the 1950s TV series "Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier."

"I've had a love affair with this place since I was about five years old. It's [all] at my home, in my basement in Switzerland. I look at it every day, but no one else was enjoying it."

Crockett's leather shot pouch, a pair of powder horns which the soldier is believed to have given to a Mexican officer before his death, muskets belonging to Mexican soldiers and one of the original Bowie knives, made famous by Alamo defender Jim Bowie, are all included in Collins' personal collection.

Texas land commissioner Jerry Patterson said Collins would pay to ship the collection to Texas with the understanding the state would use public funding and private donations to redevelop the Alamo site. A new building is expected to be built in order to house the collection.

The collection will begin arriving in Texas in the next few months and will be displayed on a rotating basis at the museum.

Collins said he would continue buying Alamo memorabilia and "once I've lived with whatever I buy for a month, I'll ship it over here."

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