Bailey's Awesome Tribute of Texas Timeline

Today in my timeline I'm going to talk about the Exploration and Early Colonization of Texas 

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1519 Pineda maps Texas

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In 1519 Alonso Alvarez Pineda a Spanish explorer and a cartographer who also the first documented in Texas history led several expeditions so that he can map the western coastlines of the Gulf of Mexico from the Yucatan Peninsula to the Panuco River. 

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1537 Cabeza de Vaca reports on Texas

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Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca was an Spanish explorer of the New World. He also was one of four survivors of the 1527 Narvaez expedition. When he was traveling for eight years across the US Southwest he became a trader and a faith healer for the Natives. Nunez Cabeza de Vaca became a governor for New Andalusia. He died in Seville. 

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1682 Spainards establish the first Texas Mission at Corpus Christi de la Ysleta

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The Ysleta mission is located at the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo. It is known as the oldest parish in the state of Texas. The year of 1680 the Tigua people were forced leave their homes because of the Pueblo Revolt. Some of them went to the Hopi territory in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 1682 the Tigua built a structure made of adobe, in October of that year the building was officially dedicated by Bishop Salpointe of Tucson and named La Mision de Corpus Christi de San Antonio de la Yselta de Sur in honor of the Tigua's patron saint, Saint Anthony. 

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1685 LaSalle establishes Fort St. Louis

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The French colonization began with Fort Saint Louis in Southwestern Texas. It was established in 1685 by Arenosa Creek and Matagorada Bay by an explorer named Robert Cavelier de La Salle. He wanted to find a colony by the Mississippi River. The colony survived until 1688. 

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1718 Founding of San Antonio

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In 1536 Spanish explorer Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca wrecked his ship and found San Antonio. Then in 1718 the " Villa de Bejar was found by Spanish explorer on May 5th. 

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1731 East Texas missions are moved to San Antonio

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Since 1493 Spain had maintained missions throughout Spain. On July 3,1716 the mission was reestablished as Nuestro Padre San Fransisco de los Tejas. In 1731it was renamed Mission San Fransisco de los Neches. Then is 1731 it was moved to San Antonio and renamed Mission San Fransisco de la Espada. 

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1782 Mission San Jose is completed in San Antonio

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The Mission San Jose San Miguel de Aguayo is a historic Catholic mission. The Mission was found on February 23,1720 because Mission San Antonio de Valero had become crowed shortly after its founding. 

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1810 Father Hidalgo's speech

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Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla was a Mexican Roman preist. he served in a church in Colima, after his arrival he was surprised about the soil so he tried to help the poor by growing olives and grapes. In 1810 he gave an amazing speech called " The Cry of Dolores" which was about how people should protect the interest of their King Fernando VII by revolting against the European-born Spaniards who overthrown the Spanish Viceroy. 



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