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  Battle of Palo Alto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Palo Alto was the first major battle of the Mexican-American War and was fought on May 8, 1846, on disputed ground five miles (8 km) from the modern-day city of Brownsville, Texas.
The battle occurred as a result of Mexican efforts to besiege a U.S. army installation, "Fort Texas", which the Mexicans viewed as having been built within the boundaries of Mexican Texas.
The Mexican artillery, heavy and slow, was futile in the thick brush at Palo Alto.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Palo_Alto   (528 words)

 Palo Alto Battlefield NHS Home Page
The Palo Alto engagement and a decisive May 9, 1846, fight at Resaca de la Palma, were prompted by the siege of Fort Texas and resulted in a victory for U.S. forces.
Though the battle of Palo Alto was a brief encounter, its impact was felt far beyond the field.
Palo Alto Battlefield is currently poised to enter a new period of operations.
www.nps.gov /paal/paal.htm   (1158 words)

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Palo Alto's contribution to that regional effort was four police officers at a projected overtime cost of approximately $100,000.
She had talked to the Acting City Manager of East Palo Alto that day, and he indicated the commitment was to give the Palo Alto's staff as much information as possible in time for the staff to return to its Council with a recommendation in the time frame outlined.
Palo Alto's willingness to lend assistance might be a start in the direction of a moral and ethical refinement of values throughout society.
www.city.palo-alto.ca.us /clerk/minutes/1992/19921214.html   (9954 words)

 History of Palo Alto-Chpt VII
The case over a land title was carried to the Supreme Court, which decided that a conveyance of lands in Palo Alto County made the year 1857 was properly recorded in Webster County, and that such a record was constructive notice to a subsequent purchaser after the organization of Palo Alto County.
Palo Alto township and Cylinder township, and as there were two voting places this division was at first evidently for election purposes, as well as for administrative convenience.
The battle of Palo Alto was the first decisive victory of the Americans in Mexico, May 8, 1846.
www.celticcousins.net /paloalto/mccartychapter8.htm   (3208 words)

 Resaca De La Palma: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Mexican troops under Gen. Mariano Arista, retreating south after the battle of Palo Alto, were defeated by American forces led by Gen. Zachary Taylor.
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...battles of the war, Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, in and near the present city of...early victories at Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, Taylor moved his army into northern...strongman was General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna) were firmly established...
www.questia.com /library/encyclopedia/resaca_de_la_palma.jsp   (837 words)

 Chapter VII. Grant, Ulysses S. 1885–86. Personal Memoirs
Early in the forenoon of the 8th of May as Palo Alto was approached, an army, certainly outnumbering our little force, was seen, drawn up in line of battle just in front of the timber.
During the battle Major Ringgold, an accomplished and brave artillery officer, was mortally wounded, and Lieutenant Luther, also of the artillery, was struck.
The battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma seemed to us engaged, as pretty important affairs; but we had only a faint conception of their magnitude until they were fought over in the North by the Press and the reports came back to us.
www.bartleby.com /1011/7.html   (3346 words)

 References - Mariano Arista
Arista was in command of Mexican forces during the Battle of Palo Alto and the Battle of Resaca de la Palma.
At both the Battles of Battle of Palo Alto and Battle of Resaca de la Palma, Arista was ill served by the political division among his staff.
Later absolved of guilt for the defeats at Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, Arista spent the rest of the war as a functionary, seeing little combat.
mywebpage.netscape.com /Abashiri2434/mariano-arista-references.html   (296 words)

 Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site - Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service)
The battle was the first in a two-year long conflict that changed the map of North America.
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site preserves the site of this notable battle and provides an understanding of the causes, events, and consequences of the first war between independent Republics.
The plain of Palo Alto was a natural battlefield—a low-lying, coastal prairie ringed by tree covered rises that inspired the Spanish name, "Tall Timber." Learn more about this important battle of the U.S.-Mexico War.
www.nps.gov /paal   (186 words)

 History of Iowa, Counties
The area of the county is five hundred fifty-seven square miles and the eastern portion is well supplied with timber along the Nodaway River which flows south through the county.
PALO ALTO COUNTY lies in the second tier south of Minnesota and in the fourth east of the west line of the State.
The county was created in 1851 and named for the Battle of Palo Alto, the first fought in the Mexican War.
iagenweb.org /history/hoi/HOI3CountiesP.htm   (6010 words)

 The Battle of Palo Alto
The battle of Palo Alto, the first major engagement of the Mexican War,was fought north of Brownsville on May 8, 1846, between American forces under Gen. Zachary Taylorand Mexican troops commanded by Gen. Mariano Arista.Earlier, on April 23, Mexico had proclaimed a "defensive war" against the United States, which had annexed Texas.
At Palo Alto Taylor tested the superiority of the so-called "flying artillery" developed by Maj. Samuel Ringgold, who was mortally wounded in the battle.
To neutralize the American artillery advantage at Palo Alto, the Mexican army moved southward at dawn on May 9 to Resaca de la Palma.
www.mymexicanwar.com /battles/460508.htm   (1673 words)

 Zachary Taylor - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Buena Vista, Battle of, engagement of the Mexican War, fought February 22-23, 1847, in and around Buena Vista, a village of the state of Coahuila,...
Battle of Palo Alto, Zachary Taylor commands U.S. forces
Palo Alto, Battle of, first battle of the Mexican War, fought near present-day Brownsville, Texas, at the southern edge of the state.
ca.encarta.msn.com /Zachary_Taylor.html   (115 words)

 Palo Alto Battle of - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Palo Alto, Battle of, first battle of the Mexican-American War (1846-1848), fought near present-day Brownsville, Texas, United States, on May 8,...
On May 8, before Polk signed the declaration of war, the first major engagement of the Mexican-American War began.
Situated on San Francisco Bay and adjacent to Stanford University, Palo Alto is in the heart of Silicon...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Palo_Alto_Battle_of.html   (117 words)

 Palo Alto News
Palo Alto police arrested an East Palo Alto man at the University Avenue Caltrain station Saturday following a violent dispute that left one woman with serious injuries, police reported.
Palo Alto city staff and merchants reached tentative agreements with Stanford University representatives Tuesday over the second push of a combined effort to market the city as a tourist destination this...
PALO ALTO Police are searching for two male suspects who brandished a gun and stole a number of watches from Benchmark Diamonds jewelry shop on University Avenue.
www.topix.net /palo-alto   (775 words)

 City of Palo Alto - Press Releases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Palo Alto, CA -- After a highly accelerated seven months of legal battle, the City of Palo Alto Utilities, along with the Western Area Power Administration (Western) and other Western customers, won a key decision today at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Had FERC ruled in PG&E's favor, higher electricity rates would have been imposed on Palo Alto on October 28, 2001 and resulted in an additional cost of $500,000 a month for Palo Alto electricity purchases.
Palo Alto was very involved and actively participated in the litigation proceedings against PG&E with Western.
www.city.palo-alto.ca.us /press/archive/20011024.htm   (513 words)

 The U.S.-Mexican War . War (1846-1848) . The Battle of Palo Alto | PBS
The Battle of Palo Alto, the first major engagement of the U.S.-Mexican War, was fought on May 8, 1846, just north of present-day Brownsville, Texas.
The two armies located each other at the scrubby crossroads of Palo Alto in the early afternoon of May 8.
Arista lost between 250 and 400 men at Palo Alto, double the number of American losses.
www.pbs.org /kera/usmexicanwar/war/palo_alto.html   (322 words)

 The Brownsville Herald - Online Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
As he walked through the freshly opened visitors center at the Palo Alto Battlefield National Park, Gutierrez began to understand the territorial dispute that was settled there more than 150 years ago.
But remnants of the battle remained, and local scavengers claimed swords, ammunition and other artifacts for their own before the battlefield received government attention in the 1970s.
Though Palo Alto’s thick vegetation provided some protection, many historic relics were lost through the years, said Rolando Garza, the park’s interpretive ranger and an archeologist.
www.brownsvilleherald.com /ts_comments.php?id=57686_0_10_0_C   (1612 words)

 Remembrance of Places Past
According to stories, before it was filled with water, citizens of Palo Alto had climbed down into it to hold a dance.
In years to come I eventually researched the history of Palo Alto and reconstructed, as the sources allowed, the sequence of events and geographical changes.
My great-great-grandfather settled in Palo Alto in 1846 and opened the first store and post office which provided the nucleus of the community, which grew up, then over the decades died away leaving only my family as a continuous thread running from the foundation of the town to the present.
radicalpreservation.com /remembrance.htm   (3476 words)

 Today in History: May 8
1846: General Zachary Taylor defeated a detachment of the Mexican army in a two-day battle at Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma.
On May 8, 1846, General Zachary Taylor defeated a detachment of the Mexican army in a two-day battle at Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma.
The scene is flanked by two columns entwined with banners bearing the names of Taylor's victories: Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma on the left, and Monterey and Buena Vista on the right.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/today/may08.html   (810 words)

 Official Report of the Battle of Palo Alto
Brigadier-General Zachary Taylor, at camp near Matamoras, to Roger Jones, Adjutant-General of the Army at Washington, D.C. Taylor's official report of the Battle of Palo Alto.
The main body of the army of occupation marched under my immediate orders from Point Isabel, on the evening of the 7th May, and bivouacked 7 miles from that place.
About noon, when our advance of cavalry had reached the water-hole of "Palo Alto," the Mexican troops were reported in our front, and were soon discovered occupying the road in force.
www.dmwv.org /mexwar/documents/paloalto.htm   (1327 words)

 EPA Acceptable Use
East Palo Alto has experienced similar frequent and rapid transformations during a history that is as distinctive and colorful as that horse.
These changes, and the population shifts that accompanied them, may be partially responsible for the notion that East Palo Alto lacks the kind of strong community identity possessed by its neighbors.
As an unincorporated area, East Palo Alto was governed by the county.
www.epa.net /info/epa_history.html   (3748 words)

 Battle of Palo Alto
The Battle of Palo Alto was the first major battle of the Mexican-American War and was fought on May 8, 1846.
The battle occurred as a result of Mexican efforts to besiege an American military installation, Fort Texas, which the Mexicans viewed as having been built within the boundaries of Mexican Texas.
The next engagement of the war, the Battle of Resaca de La Palma, was waged the next day.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/b/ba/battle_of_palo_alto.html   (260 words)

 The Texas State Senate - Eddie Lucio, Jr.
At the Battle of Palo Alto, now a national historic site in Brownsville, United States and Mexican troops fought the first major battle of a two-year war on May 8, 1846.
Although the United States was victorious, Palo Alto is considered a positive legacy for both countries whose soldiers fought with valor and honor.
These battles and occupations demonstrate that South Texas played a vital role in shaping this country's government and protecting the rights that our forefathers earned.
www.senate.state.tx.us /75r/senate/members/dist27/pr06/p062806b.htm   (726 words)

 Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site - Areaparks.com
On May 8, 1846 troops of the United States and Mexico clashed on the prairie of Palo Alto in the first battle of a two-year war.
Signed into law in June 1992, Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site preserves the 3,400-acre scene of this clash between nations and informs visitors about its national and international importance.
As the only unit of the National Park Service with a primary focus on the U.S.-Mexican War, Palo Alto Battlefield also interprets the entire conflict--including the details of its origins and the broad range of consequences.
paloaltobattlefield.areaparks.com   (199 words)

 Choice of Math Programs Supported in Palo Alto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Sprinkled throughout the pages of the Mathematically Correct website are references to the often bitter debate about math education that has continued for years in Palo Alto and resulted in the formation of the HOLD parents' group.
As reported in the Palo Alto Weekly (SCHOOLS: End may be near to math debate -- Board in agreement on parents' choice initiative, by Elizabeth Darling, Jan. 31, 1997), the local school board appears willing to support a request from parents to implement a choice of math programs in their middle schools.
However, events in Palo Alto have got to be seen as a step in the correct direction.
www.mathematicallycorrect.com /pachoice.htm   (296 words)

 Pictorial Americana: War with Mexico (Prints and Photographs Reading Room, Library of Congress)
As he appeared at the battle of Palo Alto.
The death of Major Ringgold at the battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846.
Major Ringgold, mortally wounded at the battle of Palo Alto, May 8th, 1846.
www.loc.gov /rr/print/list/picamer/paMexican.html   (721 words)

 Battle of Palo Alto
On a part of a prairie in Texas, about 8 miles northeast of Matamoras, Mexico, flanked by ponds and beautified by tall trees (which gave it its name), General Taylor, marching with less than 2,300 men from Point Isabel towards Fort Brown, encountered about 6,000 Mexicans, led by General Arista, in 1846.
At a little past noon a furious battle was begun with artillery by the Mexicans and a cavalry attack with the lance.
The Mexicans were forced back, and, after a contest of about five hours, they retreated to Resaca de la Palma and encamped.
www.sonofthesouth.net /mexican-war/battle-palo-alto.htm   (260 words)

 Palo Alto
The Center (Garcia) is about 45%, as stood under intense artillery fire throughout most of the battle without breaking, while taking most of the casualties received by the Mexican army during the battle.
The battle begins at 3:00 pm, and ends at the end of the 7pm turn, for a total of 8 turns.
On the Praries of Palo Alto, Historical Archaeology of the U.S.- Mexican War Battlefield.
homepages.paradise.net.nz /mcnelly/vb/scenarios/palo_alto.htm   (3498 words)

 Amazon.com: On the Prairie of Palo Alto: Historical Archaeology of the U.S.-Mexican War Battlefield (Texas a & M ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
For example, because the only U.S. topographical officer who was present at the battle was killed, we only had the Mexican-made map of the battle, which has now been proven innaccurate by modern research of the battlefield.
The research presents new clues to the battle, which may challenge popular misconceptions of both Mexican and US actions in the battle, and provides the potential tourist with places to see.
This book sets a new standard in the study of battles and battlefields and is a brilliant use multidisciplinary approaches to the study of the past.
www.amazon.com /Prairie-Palo-Alto-Archaeology-U-S-Mexican/dp/089096758X   (1224 words)

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