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Established in 1825, it was one of the first white settlements in Texas, and the first Anglo-European colony west of the Colorado River.
Today, it is best known for its beautiful historic mansions and as an important location of Texan history.
People Born in Gonzales
Gonzales in People's Lives
Sam Houston: In 1836, just over a week after signing the Texas Declaration of Independence, I traveled here to join my troops, and was highly disappointed. I found, instead of soldiers, a group of under 400 untrained ruffians. I immediately began training, and also became frustrated by a shortage in rations. Though progress was made, we were forced to retreat to the superior incoming forces of Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.