Exploration and Early Colonization of texas

this timeline will be about the time period 1519 through 1810

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1519

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Pineda was a Spanish explorer and lead several expeditions to map the western coastlines of the gulf of Mexico.

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1536

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Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca was a Spanish explorer and one of the four survivors of the 1527 Narvaez  expedition

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1618

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the spaniards established the first Texas mission in Corpus Christi and the purpose was to spread christianity to the native Americans.

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1685

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The French colonization of Texas began with fort ST. Louis and was established by explorer La Salle 

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1718

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San Antonio got its name in 1691 because the Spanish expedition came to the river they called Rio San Antonio but San Antonio was founded in 1718 

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1731

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the Spanish missions field spread east Texas to San Antonio 

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1782

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when mission San Antonio de Valero was getting overcrowded father Antonio Margil received permission from the governor of Coahuila and Texas to built a new mission 5 miles south and was called mission San Jose 

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1810

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Miguel Hidalgo was a priest and a leader of the Mexican war of independence that gave a speech to Mexicans texans and others to fight for there independence 



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