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About Laredo TX
Laredo, Texas is located approximately 135 miles west of Corpus Christi, Texas, and approximately 150 miles southwest of San Antonio, Texas in South Texas in southwest Webb County on the Rio Grande River. It is served by the Texas Mexican and the Missouri Pacific Railroads, Ranch Road 1472, State Highway 359, US Highways 83 and 59, and Interstate Highway 35. This cosmopolitan community is a major port of entry for tourism and international trade Mexico and the US. In 1755, a new community was established named Laredo in Zapata County.
Although Escandsn had been given the responsibility for settling the province of Nuevo Santander, Laredo was the last established community that was authorized by Escandsn. Altogether Escandsn saw to the establishment of some 18 missions and 20 communities in an effort an attempt to propagate the Christian faith to the many different Indian tribes in the area and to prevent French incursion into Spanish territory. Sanchez selected a location downriver from a ford that at the time was known as El Paso de Jacinto de Leon pf the Bautista garrison in 1745, and was later known as El Paso de los Indios.
There was another crossing approximately eight miles downriver from Laredo known as the Garza or Don Miguel or Garza ford. The ford downstream could be forded by goats and sheep, while the ford upstream could be forded by a person on horseback. In 1757, Tienda de Cuervo, reported that was the usual crossing place for those people who were traveling to Texas from Coahuila and Nuevo Leon to Texas, after inspecting the settlement. The original community of Laredo was settled by three families from Dolores and Sanchez. It wasn’t long before they determined that they could only farm on the river bottoms due to the lack of rain. The remaining land was too high above the river for irrigation. They raised livestock, which was primarily cattle, sheep, and goats, which became their primary livelihood.
Between 1755 and 1760, Laredo was occasionally visited by Franciscans that were stationed in Revilla, some 60 miles downriver, although there were no resident clergy. However, Laredo received a resident priest, after becoming the second oldest parish that secular clergy were to administer in what is currently known as the southwestern US in 1760. In 1767, Laredo was given the status of villa in 1767, and Sanchez exercised authority over military and civil matters alike. The 15 leagues granted to the settlement were held in common during this period. Escandsn mandated the communal system, which was intended to form land monopolies and forestall disputes in order to discourage immigration. However the Colonists wouldn’t make any improvements because they didn’t hold a private title. A commission was appointed by the viceroy to oversee the partitioning of lands in Nuevo Santander in 1767. This commission supervised the laying out of the common regions of the settlement and the San Augustin Plaza in Laredo.
After the settlement was established, there were bands of Lipan, Borrado, and Carrizo Indians that sometimes came for trading purposes, although, originally there weren’t any Indians living in Laredo. However, the commissioners of the settlement set aside some land for Indians across the right bank of the river across from the settlement allowing for the possibility that Indians might congregate there some day. While visiting the Texas missions, Father Gaspar Josi de Solms sent some Indians to Laredo to provide some instruction about religion between 1767 and 1768. Additionally, the commissioners increased the status to villa, which was a community that had a governing body in order to see to the proper distribution of the land. In 1768, the first election for local officials was held. The population of Laredo increased from 85 people in 1757, to 708 people in 1789. The first public school was established in Laredo in 1783.
The colonists reported no problems with either the Apache, Comanche, or the Coahuiltecan Indians of the area during the early years of the community. However, raids by some Apaches and Comanches began to raise some concern. In 1775, at Laredo, a military garrison was established, although it isn’t clear if troops remained in the community continuously thereafter. During the last several decades of the 1700’s the raiding increased and Laredo requested more soldiers from the authorities for protection. Between 1810 and 1820, when the troops form Laredo were called away to combat the filibusterers and insurgents next to the Rio Grande River, the threat from Indian raids was compounded. On the northern frontier, Laredo was one of the few islands of royalist sentiment in an ocean of pro-independence activists. The alignment of the political status of the community had been attributed to the dependence of the classes of people who owned property upon the Laredo presidio that had stayed loyal to the Spanish crown.
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