Texas Milestones

By 2714mso
  • Period: Jan 1, 1500 to


  • Nov 5, 1528

    Cabeza de Vaca

    Cabeza de Vaca was a boat that shipwrecked on Galveston Island. After trading in the region for about six years, then he explored Mexico on his way back from Texas
  • Apr 20, 1540


    Many spanish voyages were coming to Texas for their soil and other resources Francisco Vasquez de Coronado was one of the first seeking for Texas treasures.
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  • La Salle

    Robert Cavalier, Sieur de LaSalle was already a famous explorer in Canada. He eventually made his way down to the Mississippi claiming the whole area in the name of France
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  • Austin's Grant

    Received a grant from the Mexican government.
  • Mexican Independence

    the constitiution in 1824 stated that Mexico was going to have a Republic form of government
  • Austin imprisoned

    Because of the war the Mexicans imprisoned Steven F. Austin.
  • Battle at Gonzales

    This battle was considered to be the first war of the Texas revolution. after a short fight the Mexicans retreated.
  • Battle of Alamao

    after the Texans lost San Antonio through New Mexico and the lower half of the Americas to the Mexicans. The Texans sought refurge in their big fort a.k.a. the Alamo. The Alamo is still in San Antonio today
  • Runaway Scrape begins

    The Texans ran away from the Mexicans so they wouldn't be captured by the Mexicans.
  • Massacre at Golidad

    It was part of the Mexican invasion in Texas.Santa Anna led his troop towards San Antonio. Mexican General Jose Urrea led his troops to a different rout in Texas
  • Battle of San Jacinto

    Sam Houston and Santa Anna had a very complex battle. This battle is very "Remember the Alama" comes from. The battle for Texas was won
  • Texas joins the United States

    President James Polk signed a legistation declaring Texas the 28th state
  • Texas secedes and joins the confederacy

    Brigade of General H. H. Sibley claimed Texas for the confederancy
  • Battle of Galveston

    Union Commodore William B. Renshaw demanding that glaveston island surrendered