A Spanish adventurer was the first known European to explore and map the Texas coastline.
Cabeza de vaca shipwrecked on a low sandy island off the coast of Texas. He is the first European to set foot on the soil of the future Lone Star State
The great race to Texas.
Cabeza De Vaca deplored the Spanish explorers treatment of Indians and when he returned home in 1537 he advocated for changes in Spains policy.
Spaniards establish the first Texas mission at Corpus Christi at Ysleta.
LaSalle establishes Fort St.Louis.
founding of San Antonio. Father Antonio Olivares, a franciscan missionary established the mission of San Antonio de Valero which had been founded by the governor.
East Texas missions are moved to san antonio
Misssion San Jose is completed in San Antonio and other missions are built.
father hidalgos speech encourage mexicans, texans and others to fight for independence
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