Pike Visited Texas After Discovering His Peak

Lewis and Clark were already homeward bound in 1806, when Zeb Pike embarked on a secret mission to the Southwest.  His orders were to slip into New Mexico, analyze the economic potential of the thriving colony and pinpoint the weak spots in the Spanish defenses.

The rest of the “This Week in Texas History” column for Wednesday, February 19 through Tuesday, February 25 makes for mighty interesting reading.  If you can’t read it in local newspaper, a private email subscription is available on this web site.

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