Saturday, January 29, 2005
This time, remembering the Alamo has nothing to do with the famous battle of 1836. Instead, January 26, 2005 marked the 100th anniversary of the enabling legislation under which Alamo became perhaps the most famous parcel of trust property in Texas. The State of Texas acting as the settlor, appointed the Daughters of the Republic as trustees of the Alamo for the charitable/educational benefit of everyone.
I find that using this well-known place to add special interest to the classroom discussion of trust property. Of course, because St. Mary's is located in San Antonio, the Alamo City, students are probably more interested than their colleagues in other cities. Perhaps you can find famous trust properties in your area to use as examples.
For additional information, see Conley v. Daughters of the Republic, 156 S.W. 197 (Tex. 1913).