First Clash of the U.S.-Mexican War
On May 8, 1846, United States and Mexican troops clashed on the prairie of Palo Alto. The battle was the first in a two-year long war that changed the map of North America. Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park preserves the site of this notable battle and provides an understanding of the causes, events, and consequences of the U.S.-Mexican War.Read More
Did You Know?
In 1846, the U.S. army marched from Corpus Christi on March 8 and arrived at the Rio Grande on March 28. Today, travelers commonly cross the area in about 3 hours.