‘Alamo’ movie set closes after owner’s death


Dramatic images of John Wayne holding off Mexican soldiers in the 1960 movie “The Alamo” may still be vivid memories for generations of moviegoers, but the dusty, Southwest Texas set where those scenes were shot is going dim.

Alamo Village, a 500-acre compound north of Brackettville where the sprawling set is located, has been closed to the public as its owners try to determine their next step. The decision follows the recent death of Virginia Shahan, the 93-year-old widow of the rancher who built the attraction. She had been its backbone in recent years.


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