JANUARY 27, 1829

Stone, Ron
January 1984
Book of Texas Days;1984, p19
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.


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