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:

  1. What a great achievement this must have been for him!

    Have a fantastic day,
    -Kati

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

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  3. Lovely fact! I had no idea.

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

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

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  6. He might peel over thinking about the state now

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

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

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

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

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

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

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