In the 1500s, Spanish explorers began setting up shop in what is now Texas. A number of Spanish missions were built – and still remain – here. You’ve probably heard of our most famous mission...the Alamo. In 1836, a band of brave souls gave their lives and propelled Texas towards independence. Yet as memorable as the Alamo is, it’s just one of our many (historically and architecturally) fascinating missions found here. For a trip back in time, they’re well worth a visit today.
Texans are fiercely proud of the long and winding road we’ve taken. Scattered far and wide across this state, museums highlight the proud Native American tribes who thrived here. The centuries as part of New Spain. Then Mexico. The Revolution.The Republic of Texas. The Wild West. Cattle. The Old South. Cotton. And oil. Believe it or not, some museums even go back to far earlier times, when dinosaurs like the T-Rex and his buddies were considered Native Texans.
Fort Davis photo courtesy of Max Kandler
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