Stephen Austin, in full Stephen Fuller Austin, (born November 3, 1793, Austinville, Virginia, U.S.—died December 27, 1836, Columbia, Republic of Texas [now West Columbia, Texas]), founder in the 1820s of the principal settlements of English-speaking people in Texas when that territory was still part of Mexico.
Stephen F. Austin was never a robust man, and his health was weakened by overwork, his experience in prison, and a bout of malaria. In the fall of 1836, he contracted a severe cold. He continued to try to work in spite of his illness.
The Life of Stephen F. Austin, Founder of Texas, 1793–1836. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1969. Brands, H. W. Lone Star Nation: How a Ragged Army of Volunteers Won the Battle for Texas Independence—and Changed America. New York: Doubleday, 2004. Cantrell, Gregg. Stephen F. Austin, Empresario of Texas. New Haven: Yale University Press ...
Austin's Colony was the first and largest Anglo-American settlement in Mexican Texas and was established by Stephen F. Austin in 1821. It was authorized by the Mexican government and allowed for the introduction of 300 families into Texas.
Stephen F. Austin (born November 3, 1793) is known as the Father of Texas. Austin worked with the Mexican government to support immigration of Americans into Texas in the 19th century, eventually taking a group of 300 to live in Texas.
The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents voted Tuesday to join the University of Texas System, selecting the Austin-based system from four across the state that had extended ...
The Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest was established by an act of Congress and measures more than 2,500 acres. It is still in use for recreation, forestry and wildlife management research. 1947 First Lumberjack Day Lumberjack Day started by a proclamation of the Student Body President.
Link to publication: The Life of Stephen F. Austin. Stephen F. Austin’s contributions to the Lone Star State made a lasting impression on the state’s history. He is commonly referred to as the “Father of Texas,” as the story of the Lone Star State’s independence begins with Austin.
AUSTIN (KXAN) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation that abolishes Stephen F. Austin State University and effectively creates a new school within the University of Texas System. But that...
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