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Texas history is a virtual Kaleidoscope of cultures, events, and attempts to settle an area larger that many European countries combines. Texas has lived under the flags of six countries, “Spain (1519–1685; 1690–1821), France (1685–1690), Mexico (1821–1836), the Republic of Texas (1836–1845), the Confederate States of America (1861–1865), and the United States of America (1845–1861; 1865–present)” Wikipedia. When you travel around the State, you can visit some of the early Missions, the Presidios, (put in place to defend the Missions), and the Frontier Forts, established by the U.S. Army to protect the early settlers. This section of the site is devoted to displaying images of those and encouraging folks to visit. It will be expanded in the future to insure coverage of sites that were sacred to the Native American people who were here first.