Monday, February 20, 2012

France Claims Texas

It was on this day in 1685 that the intrepid French explorer LaSalle established Fort St Louis at Matagorda Bay, claiming Texas for His Most Christian Majesty King Louis XIV of France and Navarre. To this day the fleur-de-lys still flies over Texas in honor of that occasion and our (albeit short-lived) connection to the Kingdom of France. Vive le Roi!

1 comment:

  1. I live in Kansas, and if I am not mistaken we used to be part of the French Kingdom too.

    Well, at least this Legitimist is still loyal to the French Royal House.

    Vive le Roi!


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