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Dwight Shirley

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Was at the state Fair of Texas today and saw this. I find it hard to believe that this fiddle survived a trip from Tennessee to Texas in a gunny sack and then the siege of the Alamo, and did not end up in the hands of the mexicans. Am I to skeptical? Looks like a common 100 year old german trade fiddle to me.

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There are a couple of things that make me wonder if it really is a "common 100 year old german trade fiddle" although it is so filthy that it is almost impossible to say. Did they bury him with it? I have never seen a violin with a spike!

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Was at the state Fair of Texas today and saw this. I find it hard to believe that this fiddle survived a trip from Tennessee to Texas in a gunny sack and then the siege of the Alamo, and did not end up in the hands of the mexicans. Am I to skeptical? Looks like a common 100 year old german trade fiddle to me.

This doen't clear anything up, just more speculation

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Was at the state Fair of Texas today and saw this. I find it hard to believe that this fiddle survived a trip from Tennessee to Texas in a gunny sack and then the siege of the Alamo, and did not end up in the hands of the mexicans. Am I to skeptical? Looks like a common 100 year old german trade fiddle to me.

No idea about the validity of the instrument. But women, slaves and servants were allowed to leave with possessions. There were also a number of people sent out to organize relief that theoretically could've carried it off. The Alamo wasn't a total massacre.

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