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Cattle Drive from La Bahia

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, April 7, 2019
1. Cattle Drive from La Bahia Marker
Inscription.  After Spain joined the American colonists in declaring war on England in 1779, Spanish soldier Bernardo de Galvez traveled to New Orleans to raise an army. Aware of the great number of wild cattle in Texas from his time spent stationed in the region, Galvez asked the Spanish governor of Texas to send cattle to feed his troops. As a result, about 10,000 head of cattle from Texas missions and ranches were assembled at Presidio La Bahia. Between 1779 and 1782, in what is believed to be the first major Texas cattle drive, cattle were herded from La Bahia to Spanish soldiers preparing to fight in the American Revolution along the Gulf Coast.
 
Erected 1999 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11894.)
 
Location. 28° 39.393′ N, 97° 23.22′ W. Marker is in Goliad, Texas, in Goliad County. Marker is on Park Road 6, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located near the parking area of Goliad State Park & Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 Park Road 6, Goliad TX 77963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Aranama College
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By Brian Anderson, April 7, 2019
2. Cattle Drive from La Bahia Marker
Aranama College marker is on the right. Cattle Drive from La Bahia marker is on the left.
(here, next to this marker); Site of the Mission Nuestra Señora del Espiritu Santo de Zúñiga (within shouting distance of this marker); Mission Nuestra Senora Del Espiritu Santo De Zuniga (within shouting distance of this marker); Judge James Arthur White and the Civilian Conservation Corps at Goliad State Park (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Goliad Memorial Auditorium (approx. ¼ mile away); Presidio de Nuestra Señora de Loreto de la Bahía (approx. 0.6 miles away); Manuel Becerra (approx. 0.6 miles away); Replica of Texas Independence Flagpole (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goliad.
 
Categories. AnimalsColonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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