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San Antonio was established in 1718 as part of Spanish precautions against French incursions into Tejas from neighboring Louisiana. It was administrative center of Mexican Tejas when Stephen Austin established his American colony nearby in 1823, and the site of the most famous battle in the Texas War for Independence, the defense of the Alamo in 1836. San Antonio became a major cattle center in the 1870's as the starting-point for the drive north up the Chisholm Trail.

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