TITLE

JANUARY 27, 1829

AUTHOR(S)
Stone, Ron
PUB. DATE
January 1984
SOURCE
Book of Texas Days;1984, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book
ABSTRACT
The article presents a historical fact related to the first settlement in Matagorda Island, Texas. In 1826 Elias Wightman and David G. Burnet received permission to build a settlement at the mouth of the Colorado River. Wightman, Burnet and several others set a voyage to the Colorado River. Once they arrived in Matagorda Bay, stiff winds set in and they could not get close to shore. On January 27, 1829, the men rowed to the mouth of the Colorado and began a colony.
ACCESSION #
21474545

 

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