Palo Alto Battlefield

In the early afternoon of May 8, 1846, 2,300 U.S. troops, escorting 300 wagons full of supplies, marched out of the thickets of thorny brush and onto the broad prairie known as Palo Alto. Across the field, where the road toward Matamoros once again entered the chaparral, some 3,200 Mexican soldiers lined up to block the way.

Palo Alto Battlefield is a National Historical Park at Brownsville, Texas.

Palo Alto Battlefield is a National Historical Park at Brownsville, Texas.

The war between the U.S. and Mexico was for the disputed territories by the two countries and indigenous people.

Texas has just joined the Union and had border disputes since its dependents from Mexico.

One Land, Two Nations

My son and I want to the museum and explored the view. This historical site was not built as is when I was growing up. I was surprised to find this place. In addition to having a historical display, every month, they do have a live-fire of the canon to demonstrate the noise of the battlefield.

If you are visiting South Texas, go pay a visit to the park. It is also known to be a haunted place. 😛

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