Exploration & Early Colonization Of Texas by Genesis
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1519

A Spanish adventurer was the first known European to explore and map the Texas coastline. 

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1528

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

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1519-1821

The great race to Texas.

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1537

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Cabeza De Vaca deplored the Spanish explorers  treatment of Indians and when he returned home in 1537 he advocated for changes in Spains policy.

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1682

Spaniards establish the first Texas mission at Corpus Christi at Ysleta.

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1685

LaSalle establishes Fort St.Louis.

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1718

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.

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1731

East Texas missions are moved to san antonio

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1782

Misssion San Jose is completed in San Antonio and other missions are built.

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1810

father hidalgos speech encourage mexicans, texans and others to fight for independence



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