Texas Milestone

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  • Period: Apr 1, 1500 to


  • Nov 5, 1528

    Cabeza de Vaca

    Cabeza de Vaca
    Cabeza de Vaca shipwrecked on what is now called Galveston Island. He traded in that region for six year, then explored Texas before he headed to Mexico
  • Apr 20, 1540


    Coronado lead an expition to find the Fable Seven Cities of Cibola in present southwestern United States and northernTexas.
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  • La Salle

    La Salle
    Sieur de Lasalle created Fort St. Louis in Matagorda Bay and formed the basis for French claim on Texas. He was later murdered by two of his own men.
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  • Stephen F Austin Grant

    Stephen F Austin Grant
    austin recieved a Grant from from the Mexican goverment and statrted colonization in the regin of the Brazos River.
  • Mexican Independence

    Mexican Independence
    The constitution in 1824 gave Mexico ist own kind of republic goverment but then failed to explain the rights states within the republic, including Texas.
  • Austin imprisoned

    Austin imprisoned
    Coloni leaders made Austin travel to Mexico City and show the goverment the list of demands. Santa anna refused and threw him in jail.
  • Battle at Gonzales

    Battle at Gonzales
    Texans stole part of the Mexican cavalry. Santa Anna wanted it back and the Texans said come and take it thus statred the Battle of Gonzalez.
  • Battle of Alamo

    Battle of Alamo
    William B. Travis and Jim Bowie lead the Texans under a two week- siege against Santa Anna and the Mexican army in an abandened missionary.
  • Runaway Scrape

    Runaway Scrape
    The term Runaway Scrape was the name Texans applied to the flight from their homes when Antonio López de Santa Anna began his attempted conquest of Texas after word they were gathering on the Rio Grnade.
  • Massacre at Goliad

    Massacre at Goliad
    400 Texans including James Fannin were exacuted at Goliad under Santa Anna's order after the Battle at Gonzalez.
  • Batle at San Jacinto

    Batle at San Jacinto
    Sam Houston and the Texas army suprise attacks Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto and wins Texas independence from Mexico.
  • Texas joins the U.S.

    Texas joins the U.S.
    U. S. president James Polk went on campain promising to add Texas as a ste. He sighned the legislation declaringTexas the 28th state of the United States.
  • Texas secedes and joins the Confederacy

    Texas secedes and joins the Confederacy
    Texas secedes with the Confederates away from the Union. It was a 171 to 6 vote and Sam Houston was one of the six opposed to the secession.
  • Battle of Galveston- the Bayou City

    Battle of Galveston- the Bayou City
    Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. John B. Magruder attacked the most imporant seaport in Texas, the city of Galveston. The Union blocade was destroyed after four days, and Galveston remained in Confederate hands for the remainder of the war.