Bullock Texas State History Museum


It turns out that the first Sunday of each month is free admission day at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. I’ve been wanting to go and see the exhibit for the La Belle. It is a shipwreck that was discovered in Matagorda Bay in the Gulf of Mexico. From the website, “Setting sail from King Louis XIV’s France in 1684, La Salle intended to land at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Instead, he sailed into Matagorda Bay. By 1686, bad weather and human incompetence had left the expedition’s one remaining ship, La Belle, listing and abandoned in the bay’s shallow waters. It eventually sank into the mud and took all of its stories with it. Until 1995.”


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