EL COPANO: ANCIENT PORT OF BEXAR AND LA BAHIA.

EL COPANO: ANCIENT PORT OF BEXAR AND LA BAHIA.
Hobart. Huson

Refugio: The Refugio Timely Remarks, 1935. 64pp. Index. Illustrations. Maps. Portraits. Notes. Printed mottled gray wrappers. First edition. Professional restoration to upper corners of covers and some of pages internally, overall, a good+ copy. For the early settlers Copano Bay was a life line to the interior of Texas and was of strategic military importance. When the Spaniards established a line of forts and presidios in 1772, it became the shortest route for supplies and men to replenish these interior posts. During the Revolution, it was the main port for bringing in reinforcements and supplies. Prior to that, many colonists passed through the port on their journeys from Europe to settlements in Texas. There is material on the Irish colonists, the Power and Hewitson grants, the ill-fated Grant and Beal Colonies, Ehrenburg’s account of Fannin’s arrival, Almonte’s tour of Texas in 1835 and the rise and decline El Copano. Huson, a noted historian of Refugio and Goliad Counties, examines the history of the area from pre-Columbian times until 1880. A primary work, it is enhanced by the extensive footnotes.

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