May 03 2015

The Road to Gonzales connected the most important of the early Anglo-American colonies in Tejas to the Mexican seat of government in San Antonio de Béxar. As the newly independent nation of Mexico began to abandon the principles of its 1824 constitution the settlers along this road felt betrayed. 

The first shots of the war for Texas independence were fired along this road. The defenders of the Alamo travelled this road on the way to their destinies. So too did General Antonio López de Santa Anna on his way to his surrender at San Jacinto. This cart path no longer exists, it is a lost Texas road. The swath it carved through Texas history is the stuff of legend.