1492 Christopher Columbus - an Italian explorer for Spain, Landed in the Americas,
1519 Pineda - Was the first European Explore to observe the Texas Coast, First explorer to map the Gulf of Mexico
1519 Cortés- The Aztecs viewed him and his men as gods because of their weapons and horses, Took over the Aztecs with help of their enemies, Sent gold back to Spain.
1528 de Vaca- His boat's got caught in a hurricane shipwrecked on Galveston Island, He met the Karankawas who gave them shelter and food, He traveled tribe to tribe as a medicine man, He told the story of Cibolo / City of Gold
1540 de Coranado - He took one-thousand men to find Cibola / City of Gold,He never found the City of Gold,Found the Grand Canyon, Pacific Ocean, and present day Kansas.
1685 La Salle - He established Ft. St. Lewis, He ran out of supplies and went to get more while he was gone his people had been killed by the Karankawas, Only 7 of 400 people were still alive, One of La Salle men killed him.