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The Powder Keg Map of TexasYou are looking at a powder keg about to explode. At the time this map was published in early 1836, the keg was smoldering.Texians had already dared Mexican troops to take the old cannon at Gonzales and had run General Cos out of Bexar.But a long, slow fuse had also been lit in the form of an army on the march. Santa Anna had left Mexico City the previous November with 6,000 troops.Spark would meet powder at the Alamo on March 6. The resulting blast sent families to flight on the Runaway Scrape, propelled armies toward their rendezvous at San Jacinto and gave birth to a republic.
The 1836 Mitchell-Young map of Texas was actually meant as an emigrant's map, providing would-be Texians with hard to find information about the province and its settlements.
It even folded up between two covers to fit in the vest pocket of the traveler.If your ancestors came to Texas during the Republic period...and if they carried a map with them...it was most likely the Mitchell-Young map, which was kept updated and in print until statehood.
It's a snapshot of a province on the cusp of becoming a Republic.