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.
When visiting Fredericksburg, Texas, take some time and walk the grounds of Fort Martin Scott. Imagine what life was like back in 1850 when the fort was most active. Also, if you’re in the visitor center, look for a roster, … Continue reading →
Located in the city of Menard Texas, the ruins of the Presidio San Saba are a reminder to the early Spanish exploration and attempts to colonize the territory. While the site has not yet been reconstructed, walking around the grounds … Continue reading →