Texas Timeline Index
1859 February 01
The Menger Hotel opens in San Antonio.1859 June 05
Herman Lehmann is born in Loyal Valley. He is later captured by Apaches and adopted by them.1859 July 13
An arrest in Brownsville starts the Cortina Wars.1859 August 03
The Comanches are moved out of Texas and into Indian Territory.1859 December 19
Mirabeau B. Lamar dies. He served as vice-president and president of the republic and is called the Father of Texas Education.