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  • Texas History Lessons is a slow walk through Texas history that takes the time to learn about the many exciting and important things that are usually ignored.. Join me as I time travel back to visit the amazing people and events that helped shape modern Texas.
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Episodes
  • May 11 2022
    Let's go to Polkafest on Memorial Day Weekend! In this episode Payton Matous joins the podcast to talk about the history and heritage of Czech Texans with a special focus on the National Polka Festival in Ennis. Make plans to visit Ennis, Texas in Memorial Day weekend this year and in the future for a great time. Payton is a talented musical artist and graces the show with two unreleased songs. His EP Prayers to a Lesser God was released on May 11, 2022 and the title track ends this episode. Follow him on Twitter: @payton_matous and listen to his music everywhere you listen to music. The National Polka Festival in Ennis, Texas The Texas History Lessons Theme song, Walking Through History, was written and recorded by Derrick McClendon. Listen to his new album, Interstate Daydreamer! Available everywhere you find good music. Thank you Derrick! Twitter: @dmclendonmusic If you are enjoying Texas History Lessons, consider buying me a cup of coffee by clicking here! Help make Texas History Lessons by supporting it on Patreon. And a special thanks to everyone that already does. Website: texashistorylessons.com email: texashistorylessons@gmail.com Twitter: @TexasHistoryL Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    44 mins
  • May 5 2022
    On May 5, 1718, Martin de Alarcon founded the San Antonio de Bexar Presidio on the west side of the San Antonio River, about a quarter league from the San Antonio de Valero Mission that had been established on May 1. Settlement did not happen immediately but the presidio and the mission were the foundation of the Villa de Bexar, the most important town in Spanish Texas.  A lot of history has happened in this very special site near San Pedro Springs. What began as a village of Payaya Coahuiltecans called Yanaguana grew into San Antonio, the second most populous city in Texas and the 12th most in North America. It is the oldest municipality in Texas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    6 mins
  • May 4 2022
    On May 4, 1847, Pope Pius IX established the Catholic Diocese of Galveston. From 1847 until 1874 the diocese covered all of Texas and parts of modern day Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming. The Diocese of San Antonio and the Vicariate Apostolic of Brownsville were carved out of it 1874. Jean Marie Odin was named the Diocese of Galveston’s first bishop and with twelve priests he served 20,000 Catholics that were spread out over about 360,000 square miles. The Diocese included ten already established churches and an Ursuline Sisters convent. The diocese's first cathedral church is the beautiful St. Mary Cathedral Basilica in Galveston that Odin had overseen construction of. Odin served as bishop until 1861, when he became the second archbishop of New Orleans. In the mid-1900s the Diocese of Galveston became the Diocese of Galveston-Houston and in 2004 it became the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Today it includes 8,880 square miles of ten counties in the southeastern area of Texas: Galveston, Harris, Austin, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Grimes, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker and Waller. The Texas History Lessons Theme song, Walking Through History, was written and recorded by Derrick McClendon. Listen to his new album, Interstate Daydreamer! Available everywhere you find good music. Thank you Derrick! Twitter: @dmclendonmusic If you are enjoying Texas History Lessons, consider buying me a cup of coffee by clicking here! Help make Texas History Lessons by supporting it on Patreon. And a special thanks to everyone that already does. Website: texashistorylessons.com email: texashistorylessons@gmail.com Twitter: @TexasHistoryL Texas History Lessons Spotlight Artists Seth Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    9 mins

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