Spanish Establishment in Texas

  • 1689

    The spanish did not attempt to colonize the area until after discovering evidence of the failed french colony Fort Saint Louis.
  • 1690

    Alonso De Leon escorted several Catholic missionaries to East Texas, where they established the first mission in East Texas.
  • 1716

    The spanish returned to East Texas.
  • 1718

    the misson San Antonio de Valero was established in San Antonioand it would later become known as "the Alamo".
  • 1731

    The East Teaxas missions of San Francisco, the mission concepcion, and the San Jose mission were all moved to San Antonio. Also 15 families - 55 people in all at San Antonio de Bexar and built a small village, which they named "san Fernando de Bexar".
  • 1749

    This new town became a quick target for raids by the lipan apaches, the raids continued periodically for almost 3 decades.
  • 1785

    Fear of Indian attacks and remoteness from the least populated proviences of New Spain. The threat of Indian attacks did not decrease until 1785, when Spain reached a peace agreement with the comanche, also later on they defeated the lipan apaches.
  • 1800

    By 1800, feeling of dissatisfaction began to spread throughout the colonies. war was going on between Europe and Spain.
  • 1810

    Father Hildago had given a speech that was called the "Grito De Dolores" a.k.a Cry of Dolores. in this speech he called for Mexicam citizens to rise up and fight for there independence. His idea were supported by many Texas settlers.
  • 1821

    Settlers began to come to Texas to create a new life for themselves by getting a fresh start, and taking advantages of raw, untapped resources that they could claim for themselves. they attracted by plentiful and inexpensive land, they looked for adventure and personal gain some were trying to escape the problems in the United States. this was made possible by young 27 year old Stephen F Austin who was considerd the first empresarioin Texas.