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Out ‘N About with Jimmy and George - The Battle of Palo Alto

Brownsville Historical Association

Sound | c. 1993

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These short educational films, hosted by Jimmy Medellin and George Vasquez, Jr., explore various aspects of Brownsville's history and modern life. Each film combines background on the subject with live interviews and onsite footage. This episode presents the Battle of Palo Alto, which was fought on the prairie land about five miles outside of present-day Brownsville and marked the beginning of the Mexican-American War. Bruce Aiken from the Brownsville Historical Association tells the story of the battle and answers Jimmy and George's questions.
In 1947, the Brownsville Historical Association opened Brownsville’s first history museum at Fort Brown. Since then, the mission of the Brownsville Historical Association has been to promote the history and heritage of Brownsville, Texas through educational and outreach programs. The organization also provides programming at its several venues on a year-round basis. These programs include fine arts exhibitions, school collaborations, preservation education, and community pride celebrations.