John Buchek’s grandfather was also named John. He grew up, married, and was raising a family in Moulton, a small Texas town somewhere between San Antonio and Houston. But when their son, Harvey, was seven years old, the doctor suggested that they move the family out of the area because he had bad allergies. So, at the age of 42, John Senior, a banker in Moulton, moved his family
to San Antonio, a city which history made famous because of the Alamo.
Needing to change careers, he began selling farm machinery. He
eventually opened his own store and called it Alamo Farm Machinery
Company. The year was 1924.