Phil Collins Alamo artifacts to arrive in Texas

FILE: Alamo in San Antonio.
FILE: Alamo in San Antonio.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Singer Phil Collins’ vast collection of artifacts related to the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution that he’s donating to Texas is set to arrive in the state.

Sources say that crates of the collectibles will be delivered to San Antonio by truck on Tuesday.

Collins and Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, the state steward of the Alamo, are expected to oversee the transfer of the artifacts, which will be housed at a temporary location.

Patterson is leading an effort to build a permanent home for the collection.

Some of the artifacts being donated include a fringed leather pouch and a gun used by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie’s legendary knife.

In a statement, Patterson says Texans are “deeply indebted to Phil Collins.”

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