June 10, 1821

Potosi’s Moses Austin died and the task of settling and forming the new Republic of Texas fell to his son, Stephen Austin. 

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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