Fifty-two years before the celebrated landing of English settlers at Plymouth Rock, in what is now Massachusetts, three Englishmen traveled this South Texas area. They were sailors who had gone to sea in 1567 with Sir John Hawkins, an admiral of . . . — — Map (db m117500) HM
In 1846 Zachary Taylor's army marched from Corpus Christi to the Rio Grande. On March 10, 11, 12, 13, the four regiments in succession camped at this spot on Santa Gertrudis Creek.
War with Mexico over the boundary of Texas began soon. The . . . — — Map (db m117527) HM
Styled by standard plans of the builder, the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railroad Company; erected in 1904 of locally made adobe brick, this structure is one of oldest in Kingsville. It has seen interesting events involving traffic during . . . — — Map (db m118021) HM
Merchant, banker, builder of railroads to the Rio Grande. Born in Albany, N.Y. Came to South Texas in 1868. Chartered the Corpus Christi, San Diego and Rio Grande narrow gauge railroad in 1875. Later, reorganized it as the Texas - Mexican . . . — — Map (db m118032) HM
First expedition to give detailed descriptions of Texas' offshore islands and to refer to Corpus Christi Bay by its present name.
The exploration was ordered by the viceroy of New Spain in the midst of rumors that the English planned to . . . — — Map (db m118050) HM
Battle road of General Zachary Taylor and largest U.S. Army fielded in first half of the 19th century.
After annexation of former Republic of Texas was approved in 1845, the United States sent Taylor to occupy area below the Nueces—to . . . — — Map (db m118051) HM