Tejano History

Rabago Y Teran, Pedro De

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      RÁBAGO Y TERÁN, PEDRO DE (?–1756). Pedro de Rábago y Terán was an experienced administrator and military captain on the northern frontier of New Spain. He served from August 1744 to June 1754 as governor of Coahuila and as captain of Presidio de San Francisco (at the site of present Monclova). In the late 1740s, Rábago, on orders of the viceroy of New Spain, was a participant in one of three coordinated expeditions to La Junta de los Ríos. The entradas were to determine the best site for a presidio in the vicinity of the six missions at La Junta, which had largely been abandoned because of Apache attacks. After reconnoitering the area in the final months of 1747, on January 1, 1748, Rábago recommended that the new presidio be located on either bank of the Rio Grande at its junction with the Río Conchos. 


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