Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day March 7th

March 7th in 1731, fifty-five Canary Islanders arrived in San Antonio to establish the civilian settlement known as San Fernando de Béxar. This marked the beginning of a new era for the region.

1836 saw Mexican General Santa Anna writing a letter of warning to Sam Houston, which was sent to him by two survivors from the Alamo, Susanna Wilkerson Dickinson and her daughter Angelina. This letter would have significant implications for the future of Texas.

In 1901, the Texas legislature proclaimed the bluebonnet as the state flower, a symbol of the state’s natural beauty and heritage. This decision reflected the importance of preserving the environment in Texas.