MADDY HAY what happened today?
...dominance over the vast land, the Spanish Empire planned to colonise Louisiana with its own people. It sought volunteers from the province of Malaga, promising poor families their own plots of land, farm tools and money for growing crops. On 1 June 1778 a ... group of 16 Spanish families set sail to America aboard the ship San José, led by governor Bernardo de Gálvez from Macharaviaya. The majority of the colonists were from Malaga, with many hailing from the Axarquía and Alhaurín de la Torre. At this time, ... and, under a new intendant, those left behind through the winter suffered meagre harvests and hostile conditions. The population of Spaniards began to wane and it is thought that by 1793 only six of the original families remained. In 1800, Napoleon