Purpose: To provide a quick reference guide of persons, places, and events that describe the Spanish Mexican history of Texas from its discovery in 1519 to the modern-day era. The list is by no means complete. It only introduces a treasure trove of the lost history of Spanish Mexicans in Texas and U.S. history. By design, the entries are brief (who, what, when). They are meant only to highlight a topic. Students are encouraged to do further research as they complete an assignment, write their book reports, or learn more about significant persons and events that up to now have been missing from mainstream Texas history.
Because these selected inspiring stories are fairly unknown, a recommended starting point is given at the end of some of the entries. The various internet search engines such as www.Google.com also provide quick results. Potential sources of additional information are also included in the bibliography under the Tab, Recommended Links and Readings. One last reminder: These inspiring stories are basic and integral parts of Texas and U.S. history.
Summaries are in alphabetical order and are located in the following tabs, Summaries A-D, E-L, etc. We hope you enjoy learning about these long-forgotten Texas history stories.
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