“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Cameron County Texas Historical Markers

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By Richard E. Miller, August 10, 2010
Palmito Trees near marker
Texas (Cameron County), Boca Chica — 327 — Battle of Palmito Ranch
The last land engagement of the Civil War was fought near this site on May 12-13, 1865, thirty-four days after Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox. Col. Theodore H. Barrett commanded Federal troops on Brazos Island 12 miles to the east. The . . . — Map (db m35271) HM
Texas (Cameron County), Boca Chica — 4739 — Site of Camp Belknap
In May 1846 when war was declared against Mexico, the U.S. Congress authorized the raising of 50,000 volunteer troops to supplement the regular U.S. Army. General Zachary Taylor was quickly inundated with volunteer soldiers arriving at Brazos . . . — Map (db m35287) HM
Texas (Cameron County), Brownsville — Palo Alto Battlefield
Palo Alto Battlefield has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1955. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United . . . — Map (db m95704) HM
Texas (Cameron County), Brownsville — Palo Alto Battlefield - 1846 -
English: On May 8, 1846 United States and Mexican troops clashed on the Palo Alto prairie. This was the first major battle in a two-year long conflict (U.S.-Mexican War) that ended with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, under which . . . — Map (db m98625) HM
Texas (Cameron County), Brownsville — 4985 — Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot Historic Brownsville Museum
Panel 1: Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot Official Historical Medallion, Texas Historical Commission This depot was built by the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1928 as part of its extension into the Rio Grande Valley. A . . . — Map (db m37624) HM
Texas (Cameron County), Brownsville — 5289 — The Battle of Palo Alto
The Battle of Palo Alto was fought here May 8, 1846 and was won by the Army of the United States — Map (db m36215) HM
Texas (Cameron County), Harlingen — Iraqi D-20 152mm Howitzer
Captured by elements of the 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division during Operation Desert Strom 1991. Presented to MMA by LtGen William M. Keys, USMC CG, FMF LANT Board of Advisiors, MMA — Map (db m95647) HM
Texas (Cameron County), Port Isabel — 4082 — Port of Matamoros
The Port of Matamoros was established in 1824. Commercial cargo, shipped mainly from New Orleans and other U.S. ports, was unloaded at the Port and transported overland to Matamoros, Reynosa, Camargo, Monterrey, and Mier. Mexico maintained a . . . — Map (db m16542) HM
Texas (Cameron County), Santa Maria — 6042 — Near Routes of Alonso de Leon Expeditions
Spain's desire to colonize this area of the New World in the late 17th century was spurred by the fear that French adventurer Rene La Salle, who had landed on the Texas coast in 1684, was claiming vast areas for its bitter rival, France. In 1685, . . . — Map (db m19358) HM

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