(Panel 1) Erected by the State of Texas 1936 with funds appropriated by the Federal Government
Born in Connecticut, October fourth 1761; moved to Philadelphia in 1783, thence to Virginia in 1785 and to Missouri in 1798.
Arrived in San Antonio on December 23, 1820.
Died in Missouri June tenth, 1821.
Moses Austin here petitioned the Spanish authorities for the right to bring three hundred families to Texas - and returned to Missouri to await the answer.
Exposure and exhaustion during his Texas journey caused his death, a few days after receiving notification that his petition had been granted. His dying request was that his son Stephen should carry out his vision.
A man of vision, enterprise, industry and indomitable energy · · He most fittingly bequeathed the realization of his plans to his more deliberate, patient, tactful and diplomatic son.
to commemorate one hundred years of Texas independence.