Becoming familiar with other information
about the Rio Grande in and around 1829 will help readers understand
and picture events that take place in Laurie Lawlor's Down the Rio Grande, 1829.
Down the Rio Grande, 1829
- Visit a site created by the "Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University." The pages Steamboats on the Rio Grande"
View pictures of steamboats on the Rio Grande during the era and read
short paragraphs about the transportation system on the river.
- Another article, Handbook of Texas Online: Navigation on the Rio Grande
tells of the early steamboats on the Rio Grande and discusses Henry
Austin's and Alpheus Rackliffe's role in establishing transportation
downriver from Guerrero.
- View Stephen Austin's map of the lower Rio Grande, from 1829.
The image on this page is a cropped image, click on it to see the
full-sized image. It will take a while to download so be patient. Land
Grant maps drawn by Stephen F. Austin in 1829, 1833, and 1836 show that
the Nueces River and not the Rio Grande. This led to differences between Texas (and the United States) and Mexico. This page, mounted by a student, Juan Villegas, at San Diego University discusses the beginning of the War with Mexico.
© 2002 Laurie Lawlor. All rights reserved.
Text for Curriculum section © 2002 Sharron McElmeel @ McBookwords.
Portions of this text may have been published in earlier publications
by Sharron L. McElmeel and are reprinted here with permission.