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Posted on: April 8, 2016

[ARCHIVED] A Texas Tale of Survival--the Story of Cabeza de Vaca at DPPL on April 22nd!

The story of Cabeza de Vaca is one of the most dramatic in Texas history. In 1528, he set sail from Florida. Many in the fleet did not survive the voyage. Instead of reaching their intended destination of Mexico, Cabeza de Vaca and his party were shipwrecked near present-day Galveston. Hostile weather further decimated the group and the remaining Spaniards were captured by and lived among several Native American tribes. Cabeza de Vaca escaped and wandered through Texas for years. He later wrote a memoir of his remarkable journey. Cabeza de Vaca and his men are believed to have been the first Europeans to venture into the interior of Texas.

Marcus Turner is a Professor of History and the faculty sponsor of the Walter P. Webb Historical Society at San Jacinto College where he has taught for over 19 years.

This presentation is the latest installment in the library’s Featured Friday series. These monthly programs offer a variety of lectures, movies and special programs of cultural, historical and local interest.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Deer Park Public Library. No registration is required and all are welcome to attend. There is no admission fee. The library is located at 3009 Center St., Deer Park, TX 77536.

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