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Gregorio Barrera Marker (<i>wide view; looking south toward 3rd Street</i>) image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, May 19, 2018
Gregorio Barrera Marker (wide view; looking south toward 3rd Street)
Texas (Starr County), Rio Grande City — Gregorio Barrera
Near North Britton Avenue at 3rd Street (Canales Brothers Street), on the left when traveling south.
W.W. II Veteran, POW and Survivor of the Bataan Death March Gregorio Barrera was born in Rio Grande City in 1917 and volunteered to serve in the Army in 1941. He was assigned to the Philippines and was there when the United States declared . . . — Map (db m119503) HM WM
Texas (Starr County), Rio Grande City — Historic Rio Grande City
On 1st Street (Main Street) (Business U.S. 83) at Britton Avenue, on the right when traveling east on 1st Street (Main Street).
(side one – English) Perhaps one of the oldest settlements in South Texas, Rio Grande City is located on lands once settled by Spanish colonizer José de Escandón in 1749. The site was part of a ranching community known as "Rancho . . . — Map (db m119501) HM
Texas (Starr County), Rio Grande City — 2620 — Immaculate Conception School
On North Britton Avenue at 3rd Street (Canales Brothers Street), on the right when traveling south on North Britton Avenue.
In 1884 the Rev. R. M. Olivier, O.M.I., asked the Sisters of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio to start a school in Rio Grande City. Three nuns were sent here and by 1885 were teaching 100 day students in a 3-room school. The Sisters of the . . . — Map (db m119502) HM
Texas (Starr County), Rio Grande City — 2853 — José de Escandón
On 4th Street at Britton Avenue, on the right when traveling east on 4th Street.
In memory of the greatest colonizer of northern Mexico José de Escandón Who directed exploration from Tampico to the San Antonio River, laid out 23 towns, most of which still exist, founded missions, opened roads, and . . . — Map (db m119498) HM
Texas (Starr County), Rio Grande City — 4270 — Rio Grande City, C.S.A
On Brittan Avenue (northbound) north of 1st Street (Business U.S. 83), on the left when traveling north.
(side one) An official Confederate port of entry, customhouse and major terminus of the cotton road to Mexico. Cotton was the one great money crop of the South that could be sold to hungry European mills for cash for necessary arms, . . . — Map (db m119499) HM
Texas (Starr County), Rio Grande City — 4936 — San Agustín de Laredo a Visita
On West Main Street (U.S. 83) west of West 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west.
Site of the Mission San Agustín de Laredo a Visita Established in 1749 as a part of José de Escandón’s project to settle the region and civilize and Christianize the Indians. — Map (db m119497) HM
Texas (Starr County), Rio Grande City — 4762 — Site of Cortina BattleDec. 27, 1859
On East 1st Street (U.S. 83) at South Bitton Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East 1st Street.
[seal of:] Texas State Historical Survey Committee Site of Cortina Battle Dec 27, 1859 Crushing defeat for partisan leader Juan Cortina who in late 1859 laid waste the lower Rio Grande Valley. Cortina's band of 450 were surprised . . . — Map (db m36733) HM
Texas (Starr County), Rio Grande City — 4180 — Site of Old Rancho DavisHome of Henry Clay Davis, a Kentuckian
On North Britton Avenue at East 1st / Main Street (U.S. 83), in the median on North Britton Avenue.
Came to Texas in 1839 * served with Taylor's army in 1846 * married into the Garza family, pioneer settlers and large landowners in the region * Around his home, Rio Grande City grew up * Steamboats from Brownsville made the town a trading center * . . . — Map (db m36748) HM
Texas (Starr County), Rio Grande City — 5098 — Starr County
On East 2nd Street at Britton Avenue, on the left when traveling west on East 2nd Street.
Formed from Nueces County Created February 10, 1848 Organized August 7, 1848 Named for Dr. James Harper Starr 1809 – 1890 Pioneer Texas surgeon and Indian fighter Located at Nacogdoches in 1837 Secretary of the Treasury of the . . . — Map (db m117573) HM
Texas (Starr County), Roma — 3405 — Mission Mier a Visita
On North Grant Street (U.S. 83) at Loma Blanca Road, on the right when traveling north on North Grant Street.
. . . — Map (db m119462) HM
Texas (Starr County), Roma — 5380 — The Mier Expedition
On North Grant Street (U.S. 83) at North Athens Street (Farm to Market Road 650), on the right when traveling north on North Grant Street.
A body of Texans intent on invading Mexico camped here on December 21, 1842. After being made prisoners at Salado, Mexico, they drew beans, white for life in prison, black for death. 17 members of the expedition were shot by order of General . . . — Map (db m119463) HM

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