Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Approximate Site Reached by the Espinosa-Olivares-Aguirre Expedition
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 14903.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Hispanic Americans • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series lists.
Location. 30° 13.965′ N, 97° 45.489′ W. Marker is in AustinTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin TX 78704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At 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). Touch for a list and map 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
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,347 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on October 29, 2020, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 6, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.