Episode 25 - Stephen Fuller Austin
Added: Nov 27 2012
Frontier Fighters men and sacrificing heroic women who fought their way across hundreds of miles of unblazed trails to bring the light of civilisation to the West.
Among the very valiant pioneers who have entered the Valhalla of the great, we must place the life and accomplishments of Stephen Fuller Austin the ‘Father of Texas'.
The man who had the first vision of colonising Texas was Moses Austin, Stephen’s father, but on the eve of becoming the leader of the first party of pioneers, shortly after his return from Texas, he was stricken with pneumonia. As he lay on his bed he made his wife promise...