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Father Antonio Margil de Jesús

By Brooke Bonorden, Mission Dolores State Historic Site Educator

Stephen F. Austin will be forever remembered in history as the “Father of Texas” for his role in founding the Republic of Texas. Over 100 years before Austin ushered Anglo immigrants into Texas, however, a “father” in a different sense of the word led another group of settlers into the area—Father Antonio Margil...

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