Mobile Voyage - La Salle Odyssey

Interactive Websites and AppsThe Texas Historical Commission's new mobile tour, "La Salle Odyssey," lets travelers experience the epic journey of French explorer Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, during his 17th-century adventures in the Gulf Coast region. The tour highlights a centuries-old mystery that led THC archeologists to the discovery and retrieval of La Salle’s ship La Belle, lost off the Texas coast in the 17th century, and the temporary settlement of Fort St. Louis. The mobile tour features images and narrated slideshows that tell the real stories of La Salle’s explorations and his ill-fated ship. Tour highlights include the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, which opened an exhibit featuring the reassembled La Belle on August 8, and seven other La Salle Odyssey museums along the Texas Gulf Coast. The tour is free and available at It joins our other free mobile tours, "African Americans in Texas," "Red River War of 1874–1875: Clash of Cultures in the Texas Panhandle," and “Historic Bankhead Highway," all enabling users to plan engaging trips to connect with Texas heritage.
Start Date/Time:2015-08-24 09:45:00
Source:Texas Historical Commission
Grade Level:Both
TEKS:4.2(A), 4.2(B), 7.1(C), 7.2(A), 7.2(B), 7.2(C)
Topics:Spanish Texas

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