The void of Texas history (by Ava)

Welcome to the void. There is nothing here. Except for facts about Exploration and colonization of texas

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1519

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Alonzo Alvarez de Pineda, an explorer from a base in Jamaica, was the first known explorer to land in texas.

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1528 & 1537

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Cabeza de Vaca landed somewhere near Galveston island. IN 1537 he reported back to Spain about his findings

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1540

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In search of the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado lead an expedition into the present southwestern United States and across northern Texas.

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1682

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Spaniards establish the first mission at Corpus Cristi de la Ysleta

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1685

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Robert Cavelier, Sieur de LaSalle established Fort St. Louis at Matagorda Bay, and thus formed the basis for France's claim to Texas. Two years later, LaSalle was murdered by his own men.

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1686

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the Camino Real trail was created to find and destroy a french fort.

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1689

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Mexican explorer Alonso de Leon reached Fort St. Louis, and found it abandoned, during an expedition planned to reestablish Spanish presence in Texas.

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1718

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founding of San Antonio.

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1719

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Spain established Catholic missions in Texas, and along with the missions, the towns of San Antonio, Goliad and Nacogdoches.

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1732

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Missions San Jose is completed and other missions are built.

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1810

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Father Hildago's speech encourages Mexicans, Texans and others to fight for independence.

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1812

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 the Gutierrez-Magee Expedition crossed the Sabine from Louisiana in a rebel movement against Spanish rule in Texas

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1823

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Stephen F. Austin received a grant from the Mexican government and began colonization in the region of the Brazos River.

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1832

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The Battle of Velasco resulted in the first casualties in Texas' relations with Mexico. Mexico was forced to surrender for lack of ammunition.

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1835

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The Texas revolution began

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1835 (again)

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Texans won the Battle of Conception, near San Antonio.

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1835 ( yet again)

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Mexico surrendered San Antonio to Texas.

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1836

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the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed for the new Republic of Texas.

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1836

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The Battle of San Jacinto was won in favor of Texas.

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1845

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President James Polk signed a legislation to make Texas the 28th state.

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1901

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the discovery of oil at Spindletop oil field launched Texas into the century of oil exploration, electronics, and space travel.



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