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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMJPS_home-of-adolphus-sterne_Nacogdoches-TX.html
A pioneer citizen of Nacogdoches. Born in Cologne, Germany, April 5, 1801. Alcalde at Nacogdoches under the Mexican Government, member of the Congress of the Republic of Texas. Died March 27, 1859. Buried in Nacogdoches. Here General Sam Houston m…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMKLV_the-alamo-in-1836_San-Antonio-TX.html
The fortress known to history as "The Alamo" was originally built by the Spanish in the 18th Century. Named Mission San Antonio de Valero by Franciscan officials, the mission occupied this site from 1724 until it was closed in 1793. The mission co…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1HHI_the-alamo-el-alamo_San-Antonio-TX.html
Side 1 The Alamo Mission San Antonio de Valero — famed as The Alamo — founded 1718 by Spanish Missionaries. Secularized 1793. Garrison for Spanish Cavalry and Flying Company of San Carlos de Parras y Alamo. Between February 23 and Ma…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1AP2_half-moon_Shiner-TX.html
The community of Half Moon was first mentioned in a 1689 account from Gov. Alonso De Leon's expedition when the group encountered a Native American tribe that called Half Moon their home. The area was known as Half Moon due to the peculiar shape o…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMH9R_james-wales-jones_Austin-TX.html
Born in Georgia, 1797One of the "Old Three Hundred" Austin colonistsA soldier in the Texas War for IndependenceDied 1847His wife, Hetty Stiles JonesDied 1899
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMTPH_dr-george-moffit-patrick_Austin-TX.html
A volunteer at Anahuac, 1832. Member of the Consultation, 1835. Commander of the schooner "Flash", 1836. Most Worshipful Grand Master Gran (Masonic) Lodge of Texas, 1848-49. Born in Virginia, September 30, 1801. Died in Grimes County, Texas June 2…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMLKB_medio-creek_Beeville-TX.html
Named by the Spaniards about 1800 because of its midway position between the San Antonio and Nueces Rivers. Rises in Karnes County; empties into Mission River. Crossed by explorers, padres, soldiers, settlers who traveled on three early ox-cart ro…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMI3U_shoal-creek_Austin-TX.html
Native Americans, settlers and cattle drovers crossed the river here where Shoal Creek's sand made the water shallow. During Republic days Vice President Mirabeau Lamar camped here, near the village of Waterloo while hunting buffalo. His impress…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMMI7_urrea-oaks_Refugio-TX.html
By tradition, camping place in March 836, during Texas War for Independence, of Gen. Jose Urrea of Mexico. Strategically located, this was Urrea's staging area. Capt. Amon B. King came from Goliad with his Texas volunteers to support the Refugio t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM5VL_founding-of-the-mission-and-the-origin-of-name_San-Antonio-TX.html
The San Antonio de Padua Mission was founded in San Antonio in 1716 by the Franciscan Father, Antonio Olivares, and after merging with the San Francisco Solano Mission in 1718, it was officially founded as the San Antonio de Valero Mission. The pr…
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