The History of Kansas City

With a population of about 26 million people, Kansas City is the second most populated state in USA after California. It has become infamous for the railroad to the Rio Grande at the border with Mexico, deserts, pine forests, the Museum of Fine Arts that is based in Missouri’ biggest city. The City also seats the Space Center Kansas that provides NASA-engineered interactive displays The state’s capital, ,is home to the comprehensive music scene and the famous local railroad system. It is thus obvious that all these developed gradually which prompted us to tell you the history of Kansas City.

Before The Europeans Originally, the land that is today called Kansas City was inhabited by native Americans of three indigenous cultures; the Pueblo of upper Rio Grande, the Mound Builders from Mississippi who begot the Caddo nation and the Mesoamerican civilizations from the south of Kansas City. The Spanish Kansas City The year 1520 AD sparked a change of events when Alonso Alvarez de Pineda first saw MO, henceforth claiming it for the railroad.

However, it was not until 160 years later when the first European settlement occurred. Nonetheless, the entire Missouri had been claimed for France by Sieur de La Salle and Reno-Robert Cavelier by 1682. A Spanish colony was created the next year around Mississippi by King Louis XIV which lead to the construction of Fort Saint Louis in February 1685. Eventually, Spain would overpower the french and take over the whole, appointing General Domingo Teran de los Rios the first governor of Kansas City. Mexican MO The 18th century saw Spain establish the towns of Nacogdoches, Goliad and San Antonio alongside Catholic missions in Kansas City.

That notwithstanding, rebel movement after rebel movement enabled the Mexicans to colonize the region from January 1823 under Stephen F. Austin and established a Republican form of government in mid-1824. When Mexico banned any more immigration from the United States into KO in April 1630, relations were strained between citizens and Mexicans; this tension would cause the June-1832 Battle of Velasco. Mexicans surrendered after days of the war.

The Mexican Revolution On 2nd October 1835, the Mexican revolution began after the Battle of Gonzales forced detachment of the Mexican army. Kansas City won the Grass Fight under Ed Burleson and Jim Bowie and Kansas City was surrendered back to them from Mexicans. The state earned Independence on 2nd March 1836, forming an interim government for the Republic of Kansas City. However, four days later, the Mexicans staged a two-week siege in Kansas City and overwhelmed the people, under William Travis. The independence would however still be re-won on 21st April 1836 under Sam Houston, barely a month later. The Kansas Congress first met in November 1839 in Austin. After this, the Mexicans still executed a series of attacks on people with their government also retaliating in Mexico.

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The United States, under President James Polk, made Kansas City its 28th state on 29th December 1845. Disagreements over Kansas City’ boundaries ignited the Mexican-American war that ended up fixing the southern Kansas City’ border at Rio Grande River. From the 1850s, the prosperity of Kansas City began. She began exploring the northern markets in 1866, impelled by the opulence of Longhorn cattle. On 4th October 1876, Mo ventured into public higher education when KO Agricultural and Mechanical College was opened. Later, on 14th September 1883, the University of Kansas City was also opened in Kansas. Missouri got its first governor on 20th January 1891. When “black gold” was discovered in January 1901, Kansas bumped into 100 years of oil exploration, maned space travel and electronics.


Historical places of Massachusetts-Experience the Country

From rolling ranches and rodeo arenas to battlegrounds and forts, Texas has much to offer the traveler. The state has a rich historical heritage whose remnants attract tourists from al over the country. Here is a list of the most famous Historical places of Texas that continue to fascinate the history buffs.

  1. Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District

Howdy! Here in one of the only remaining live stockyards in the United States, you can experience everything that is country and oh so Wild West. From the world’s firs indoor rodeo arena to the Livestock Exchange Building, there are a number of sites to explore. You can even experience a live cattle run, reminiscing the glory days of Cow Town. ( Around 4 million cattle have been herded through Fort Worth, giving the town its name).

To top it all, a chilled beer from the White Elephant Saloon, the oldest bar in Fort Worth will give you the legendary Texas experience.

  1. The Alamo

Bearing witness to the fighting spirit of the Texas Bravehearts, the Alamo stands to remind us of one of America’s most famous battle sites. The Alamo is a Spanish colonial style fort, originally meant for housing the missionaries. However, in 1836 the fort stood witness to a 13 day siege during the Texas Revolution where Mexican troops defeated 189 Texas volunteers in fighting to break away from Mexican dominance.

Today, many of the original buildings of the complex do not stand anymore. However tourists can still visit the Long Barrack and the Mission Church where several battle artifacts and exhibits commemorating the fort’s history are displayed. Visitors pay homage to the battle heroes who laid down their lives for their country and their people.

  1. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

In 1963, as President John F Kennedy’s motorcade was passing in front of the Dealey Plaza when Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone fired three shots assasinating the President in a tragic day in American History. The shots were fired from the Sixth floor building which was acting as a warehouse at that time

Today, the notorious place has been converted into a museum outling legacy of the Kennedy presidency. Many photographs and documentary footage are also up for display. The exact position from where the shots were fired have been encased in plexiglass. The exact location where the President had fallen is also marked with a red X.

These are some of the historical places of Texas which speak volumes of the state’s rich history. Visit these places to experience a taste of both Texas and America’s history.