San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Born in Connecticut, October fourth 1761; moved to Philadelphia in 1783, thence to Virginia in 1785 and to Missouri in 1798. Arrived in San Antonio on December 23, 1820. Died in Missouri June tenth, 1821.
Moses Austin here petitioned the Spanish authorities for the right to bring three hundred families to Texas - and returned to Missouri to await the answer.
Exposure and exhaustion during his Texas journey caused his death, a few days after receiving notification that his petition had been granted. His dying request was that his son Stephen should carry out his vision.
A man of vision, enterprise, industry and indomitable energy ∑ ∑ He most fittingly bequeathed the realization of his plans to his more deliberate, patient, tactful and diplomatic son.
to commemorate one hundred years of Texas independence.
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 29° 25.49′ N, 98° 29.725′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is on Plaza de Armas south of West Commerce Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Monument, sculpture and marker panels are located at the northwest corner of the San Antonio City Hall grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Military Plaza, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bexar County Under Nine Governments (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish Governor's Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); Zero Milestone Old Spanish Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Barbed Wire (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza de Armas (within shouting distance of this marker); Jose Francisco Ruiz (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Still on Patrol (about 500 feet away); T.C. Frost and the Frost Bank (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
More about this marker. Marker is in the 1936 Texas Centennial Statue series. Marker consists of a larger-than-life sized sculpture of Moses Austin mounted atop a tall sculptured octagonal pedestal, with 4 faces of engraved text and 4 faces of bas-relief sculpture. The entire monument is at about 12 feet tall.
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1. Moses Austin asks Spanish for Texas colony.
Austin obtained permission in 1798 from the Spanish to mine land in an area that lies in what is (Submitted on June 12, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Moses Austin.
Moses Austin was founder of the American lead industry and the first man to obtain permission to bring Anglo-American settlers into Spanish Texas. On the trip out of Texas, Moses contracted pneumonia from four weeks of wet and cold weather; he subsisted for the last week on roots and berries. Shortly after he reached home, he learned that permission for the colony had been granted, after which he neglected his health and devoted all of his energies to the "Texas Venture." Austin lived barely two months more. (Submitted on June 12, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Moses Austin Legacy.
The state of Texas recognizes Moses Austin as an important historical figure. When a Texan undertaker was sent to relocate Austinís body to the Texas State Cemetery in 1938, the local government (Submitted on June 12, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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