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'The Alamo' movie set used by John Wayne fading away
Time and Mother Nature are threatening to dismantle the Alamo. Not the original, but the replica 18th-century Spanish mission and Old West movie set John Wayne built for his epic movie.
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In this Dec. 4, 2014 photo, a photo of actor John Wayne rests on a counter of a saloon, built for Wayne's 1960 movie "The Alamo," in Brackettville, Texas. The movie set includes a full-scale re-creation of the Alamo compound. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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In this Dec. 4, 2014 photo, Rich Curilla walks through a replica of the Alamo compound, built for John Wayne's 1960 movie "The Alamo," in Brackettville, Texas. Alamo Village, a 400-acre plot of land about 120 miles west of San Antonio, was carved out of a large ranch in the late 1950s for Wayne's directorial debut. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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In this Dec. 4, 2014 photo, walls sag at a replica of the Alamo compound, built for John Wayne's 1960 movie "The Alamo," in Brackettville, Texas. Alamo Village, a 400-acre plot of land about 120 miles west of San Antonio, was carved out of a large ranch in the late 1950s for Wayne's directorial debut. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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In this Dec. 4, 2014 photo, Rich Curilla walks past a replica of the San Fernando Cathedral, built for John Wayne's 1960 movie "The Alamo," in Brackettville, Texas. The movie set includes a full-scale re-creation of the Alamo compound. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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In this Dec. 4, 2014 photo, part of the set for John Wayne's 1960 movie "The Alamo" still stands in Brackettville, Texas. Time and Mother Nature are threatening to dismantle the replica. The replica 18th Century Spanish mission and Old West movie set Wayne built for his Oscar-nominated movie and that for decades was a tourist mecca and film production site. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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In this Dec. 4, 2014 photo, Rich Curilla walks past a replica of the San Fernando Cathedral, built for John Wayne's 1960 movie "The Alamo," in Brackettville, Texas. Time and Mother Nature are threatening to dismantle the Alamo. Not the original, but the replica 18th Century Spanish mission and Old West movie set John Wayne built for his Oscar-nominated movie and that for decades was a tourist mecca and film production site. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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In this Dec. 4, 2014 photo, Rich Curilla locks the doors to a replica of the Alamo, built for John Wayne's 1960 movie "The Alamo," in Brackettville, Texas. Waynes movie about the famous siege marked his debut as a director and had an estimated budget of $12 million, huge at that time. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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In this Dec. 4, 2014 photo, a replica of the Alamo built for John Wayne's 1960 movie "The Alamo," is framed by arches at the movie set in Brackettville, Texas. Time and Mother Nature are threatening to dismantle the Alamo. Not the original, but the replica 18th Century Spanish mission and Old West movie set Wayne built for his Oscar-nominated movie and that for decades was a tourist mecca and film production site. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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In this Dec. 4, 2014 photo, Rich Curilla walks through the gates of a replica of the Alamo compound, built for John Wayne's 1960 movie "The Alamo," in Brackettville, Texas. The movie set includes a full-scale re-creation of the Alamo compound. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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In this Dec. 4, 2014 photo, Rich Curilla walks through a replica of the Alamo, built for John Wayne's 1960 movie "The Alamo," in Brackettville, Texas. Alamo Village, a 400-acre plot of land about 120 miles west of San Antonio, was carved out of a large ranch in the late 1950s for Wayne's directorial debut. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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In this Dec. 4, 2014 photo, a restroom fashioned to blend with the set built for John Wayne's 1960 movie "The Alamo" is grown over by weeds in Brackettville, Texas. The movie set includes a full-scale re-creation of the Alamo compound and a representation of the village of San Antonio de Bexar. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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In this Dec. 4, 2014 photo, Rich Curilla walks through a replica of the Alamo compound, built for John Wayne's 1960 movie "The Alamo," in Brackettville, Texas. Alamo Village, a 400-acre plot of land about 120 miles west of San Antonio, was carved out of a large ranch in the late 1950s for Wayne's directorial debut. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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In this Dec. 4, 2014 photo, Rich Curilla opens the windows of a jail, built for John Wayne's 1960 movie "The Alamo," in Brackettville, Texas. The movie set includes a full-scale re-creation of the Alamo compound as it would have appeared in 1836 and a representation of the village of San Antonio de Bexar. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

'The Alamo' movie set used by John Wayne fading away

Time and Mother Nature are threatening to dismantle the Alamo. Not the original, but the replica 18th-century Spanish mission and Old West movie set John Wayne built for his epic movie.

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