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October 20, 2017

Alonso de Leon’s Arrival in Texas

1949
ALONSO DE LEON – ARRIVAL IN TEXAS
RIVERIA, TEXAS

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In 1949 a marker was placed at Rivera near Baffin Bay to commemorate the arrival of Alonso De Leon on a mission from Mexico in 1687. He came up the Salt River, as Olmas Creek was then known, which runs into Baffin Bay near Riviera and, by 1689, found the ruins of Fort Saint Louis, the first French settlement in Texas, which has been established by Rene Robert Cavalier, Sieur de La Salle, in 1685.

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