La Salle Monument

La Salle Monument
KEVIN STILLMAN/TXDOT

About 130 years before the first Anglo-American settlers, the French arrived in Texas led by Robert RenŽ Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle. It was a mistake: He was actually seeking the mouth of the Mississippi River, but a series of misadventures brought his fleet of three ships to Matagorda Bay. While exploring, one of La Salle's men murdered him near present-day Navasota.

On Texas 105 downtown.

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La Salle Monument

Navasota, TX
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Directions: On Texas 105 downtown.