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A recently completed documentary on Sam Houston (Sam Houston the Movie) is an outstanding resource for information and their website offers further educational tools.
Presidio La Bahia (Fort on the Bay) and Our Lady of Loreto Chapel were constructed in 1721 on the original site of LaSalle's doomed Fort St. Louis on the western shore of Garcitas Creek, near present day Port Lavaca. This location proved unsuitable, because of troubles with the Karankawa Indians and in 1726 it was abandoned and the fort relocated inland (some twenty-six miles) along the Guadalupe River near the site of Mission Valley (northwest of present day Victoria, in Victoria County) and near the Aranama Indians. Presidio La Bahia itself was rebuilt of quarried stone on a site that later became part of Fernando De Leon's Rancho Escondido. For the next twenty-six years the La Bahía Mission and Presidio prospered; successful farming and cattle ranching enabled the Presidio and Mission to supply themselves and other Texas missions with ample food.
The San Jacinto Museum: On April 21, 1836, Mexican rule over Texas came to a dramatic close. The climax of the Texas Revolution, the Battle of San Jacinto eventually moved Americas western border to the Pacific Ocean. And its story will move you to a better understanding of America.
The Battle of Gonzales: The battle flag used by the Texans at the Battle of Gonzales gained considerable recognition as the "Come and Take It" flag. On a white banner was a picture of the old cannon, painted in black. The flag acquired its name from the words "Come and Take It" printed below the cannon.
The Goliad Massacre: ....."Boys, they are going to kill us---die with your faces to them, like men!"......two other young men, flourishing their caps over their heads, shouted at the top of their voices: "Hurrah for Texas!" Can Texas cease to cherish the memory of those, whose dying words gave a pledge of their devotion to her cause?--Capt. Jack Shackelford, Survivor of the Massacre
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park Association: P.O. Box 1, Washington, Texas 77880
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site: Texas Parks and Wildlife, 4200 Smith School Rd, Austin, Texas
The Alamo: History and Present.
Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park - Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas
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