We have tried not to change the appearance of the website much since we started back in 2015, but the time has come for something new. We will probably tweak this a little here and there but hopefully we can have all the features that we had before.
Happy New Year to you all.
The Old 300 refers to settlers in Moses Austin and Stephen F. Austin’s colony in Texas. Moses Austin petitioned the Spanish government to be allowed to settle in Texas in late 1820 and received his grant in early 1821. Shortly thereafter, Moses Austin died in Missouri and his son Stephen F. Austin elected to replace his father in the arrangement. This was later confirmed by the Spanish governor who formally recognized Stephen F. Austin as the person to succeed Moses and complete the grant.
Continue reading The Old 300 and Family Ties
This blog has been ongoing for exactly a year now. Thank you all for taking the time to share our stories. We’ll see you next year, Lord willing.
You have indicated that you like the variety of the weekly featured stories, also the unsolved mysteries, the real characters depicted in “Texas Rising” and most of all, the biographical sketches of those people who made the Lone Star State what it is today.
What do US Senator William Blakley, Tom Braniff, the Butterfield Stage Line, University of Texas and Scottish Rite Hospital all have in common? Answer: The Concho Stage Station.
Continue reading Concho Stage Station