Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Fact of the Day: Father Austin

The capital of Texas, Austin is named after Stephen F. Austin who is considered the "Father of Texas". Spain allowed him to colonize the region, which led the first Caucasian-Americans to live in Texas. He lived to see Texas become its own republic.  

17 comments:

RaeAbigael said...

awesome!

Kati said...

What a great achievement this must have been for him!

Have a fantastic day,
-Kati

Kay said...

This is really a fun fact. I had no idea.

Anonymous said...

Nice caption given to him!

Margaret D said...

Good to learn.

Monique | SkeletonWeirdo said...

Lovely fact! I had no idea.

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DWei said...

I wonder what he'd think of the State in its current state.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I have always wanted to visit Austin. I think I would fit in there since I'm such a hardcore leftist lol.

Pat Hatt said...

He might peel over thinking about the state now

bj said...

YAY....I FINALLY found one of your facts that I knew...hahhaaa....and I have to say, Texas is indeed a mighty fine state.

Bob Bushell said...

The one state I've never wanted to go there.

Pilar Domínguez said...

I will never forget this fact. Thanks for teaching us. Kisses:)

stephen Hayes said...

I learn something new here every day. I would have thought Sam Houston was the father of Texas.

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Good to know!

Caro * said...

Very interesting fact.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Adam!:) Just passing by to say hi! I always learn something of interest on your blog. Thank you!

Teddi said...

i bet if i grew up here & went to school here, i would know that already, but i didn't oh wise one.