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Sarita in Kenedy County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Riviera - 1687

 
 
Riviera - 1687 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 17, 2018
1. Riviera - 1687 Marker
Inscription.
Alonso DeLeon traversed
Los Olmos Creek ( mi. N) to
Baffin Bay (2 mi. E) in search
of Fort St. Louis (Lavaca Bay
area). Found its ruins 1689.

Texas Society
Children of the American Revolution
1959

 
Erected 1959 by Texas Society, Children of the American Revolution.
 
Location. 27° 13.34′ N, 97° 47.508′ W. Marker is in Sarita, Texas, in Kenedy County. Marker is on Mallory Street north of East La Parra Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the east side of the Kenedy County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 Mallory Street, Sarita TX 78385, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kenedy County (here, next to this marker); Kenedy County Courthouse Construction (within shouting distance of this marker); The Town of Sarita (within shouting distance of this marker); 1766 Exploration of Diego Ortiz Parilla (approx. 9.3 miles away); U.S. Army March to Rio Grande, 1846 (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Alonso De Leon: Pathfinder in East Texas, 1686-1690. De Leon's
Riviera - 1687 Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 17, 2018
2. Riviera - 1687 Marker (tall view)
second overland expedition set out in February 1687. This effort forded the Rio Grande near the present town of Roma, and followed the left bank to the coast. French ordnance was much in evidence. De Leon recorded finding eight pieces of artillery, all of medium bore - four or five pounders - some with broken carriages. There were also iron bars, ship's nails, and "casks with their heads knocked in and contents spilled out." In Don Alonso's view, Fort St. Louis, located by his reckoning 136 leagues above Monclova, contained almost nothing of value. (Submitted on June 1, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationForts, Castles
 
Riviera - 1687 Marker (<i>wide view; Kenedy County Courthouse in background - marker at right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 17, 2018
3. Riviera - 1687 Marker (wide view; Kenedy County Courthouse in background - marker at right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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