Regina's Radical Early Colonization and Exploration Timeline

In this timeline, you will see the early colonization and exploration of Texas.

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1519

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Pineda mapped Texas. He led several expeditions to map the western coastlines of the Gulf of Mexico. He mapped from the Yucatàn Peninsula, to the Pánuco River and just north of Veracruz.

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1537

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Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca reported on Texas. He landed on Texas by a shipwreck a low, sandy island off the Coast of Texas. de Vaca was starving, dehydrated, and desperate.

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1682

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The Spaniards had established the first mission located at Corpus Christi de la Ysleta. It was established by Antonio de Otermín and Fray Francisco de Ayeta. 

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1685

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French explorer Rene Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle established Fort St. Louis. It was wiped out and abandoned by hostile Indians.

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1718

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Spaniards first explored and named San Antonio in 1691.

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1731

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The east Texas missions were moved to the city of San Antonio. In 1720, the second mission, called San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo, was established downstream of the San Antonio river.

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1782

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The mission of San Jose is completed in San Antonio. Other missions were built. These missions were known as the "Queen Missions".The founder was the famed Father Antonio Margil de Jesús.

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1810

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Miguel Hidalgo, also known as Father Hidalgo, gave his speech, The Cry of Dolores, in Hidalgo Mexico. The city still exists to this day around the middle of Mexico. His speech called many people's attention to protect their interest to the king Fernando VII, who was held captive by the Napolean people.



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