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Phil Collins Named Honorary Texan for Alamo Artifacts Donation

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Tarzan Musical PremiereAUSTIN – Chances are if you grew up in Texas, one phrase you’ve learned is: “Remember the Alamo.” But in reality, learning about the Alamo was a little tricky in the past. Historical artifacts were spread all over the world.

Fortunately for Texas, rock star Phil Collins is a Texas history buff. He grew up watching Davy Crockett on TV. We’ve told you before about his love for all things Alamo.

“I’ve just always loved, even the shape of the facade, you know, there’s something about it, that’s always drawn me to it,” Collins said in a 2012 interview with CW33.

He built one of the world’s largest collections of Alamo artifacts. Last year, he donated everything to the state so it could be on display at the Alamo. To say thanks, this week, the legislature named the British-born Collins an honorary Texan.

He’s come a long way from his days of wearing a coon-skin cap!

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