EP. 81: Exploring the Texas Revolution in San Felipe de Austin

Stephen F. Austin chose to set up the capitol of his colony on the banks of the Brazos River where the El Camino Real crossed the river. He envisioned a major metropolitan area as the center of immigrant activity in his colony. He named the town San Felipe. San Felipe de Austin became the second largest town in Texas before Sam Houston ordered it burned in advance of Santa Anna’s army in 1836. It was at San Felipe that land titles were issued, commerce thrived and politics was done. Today, it is a very interesting historic site at which you can get a feel for life in pre-revolution Texas. In this episode, learn more about the San Felipe State Historic Site with site manager Bryan McAuley.

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One thought on “EP. 81: Exploring the Texas Revolution in San Felipe de Austin”

  1. I am interested in those families that were involved in the cattle trade and drove herds to the New Orleans market. Diaries kept by these settlers would be of special interest. Business records would also be of special interest.

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