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Approximate Site Reached By the Espinosa-Olivares-Aguirre Expedition

 
 
Approximate Site Reached By the Espinosa-Olivares-Aguirre Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, October 6, 2013
1. Approximate Site Reached By the Espinosa-Olivares-Aguirre Expedition Marker
Inscription. A good will trip made in 1709, when Spain was uneasy about her 190-year-old claim to Texas, (She had closed East Texas missions, then had learned of a French trading visit to Texas, 1707.) Capt. Pedro de Aguirre and 14 soldiers escorted from a mission on the Rio Grande, Father Isidro de Espinosa and Father Antonio de San Beneventura Olivares.

The Tejas were not in this vicinity as expected. Capt. Aguirre had no order to cross the the Colorado River, so the Padres sent the East Texas Indians an invitation to visit them on the Rio Grande, and turned back here.
 
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 16100.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 30° 13.965′ N, 97° 45.489′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is at the intersection of South Congress Avenue and University Circle, on the right when traveling north on South Congress Avenue. Click for map. Marker located at the intersection of South Congress and University, by a bus stop just outside St. Edwards University. Marker is in this post office area: Austin TX 78704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At
Approximate Site Reached By the Espinosa-Olivares-Aguirre Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, October 6, 2013
2. Approximate Site Reached By the Espinosa-Olivares-Aguirre Expedition Marker
least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saint Edward’s University Main Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Walter Tips House (approx. half a mile away); Fort Magruder, C.S.A (approx. 0.6 miles away); Green Pastures (approx. 0.9 miles away); Doyle Farm (approx. 0.9 miles away); Reuter House (approx. one mile away); Walter and Mae Simms House (approx. one mile away); Mary Street Stone House (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
Also see . . .  Espinosa, Olivares, Aguirre Expedition. Handbook of Texas Online (Submitted on October 6, 2013.) 
 
Additional keywords. El Camino Real
 
Categories. ExplorationHispanic AmericansNative Americans
 
Closeup, Texas Highway Department image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, October 6, 2013
3. Closeup, Texas Highway Department
This is located on the base of the marker.
View of marker in context of bus stop image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, October 6, 2013
4. View of marker in context of bus stop
This photo is looking north down South Congress. The Colorado River (locally referred to here as Lady Bird Lake) is approx. two miles.
 
 
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