Land From Mexico

Cobblestone January 2020. Over 500 years of history, North American land claims transferred from Spain and Mexico to the United States.
Cobblestone January 2020

Take a look at the United States from a far, and then discover how we came about to become this nation in this eye-opening edition of COBBLESTONE Magazine. Starting with the land itself, moving into the indigenous people, and then the patchwork quilt of countries who all claimed stakes in our states, you’ll get a perspective of America that you’ve never seen.


Learn about the history of a number of our states such as Florida, California, and Texas and see how they evolved into the America we know today. Explore the roles Spain, France, England, and other countries played in shaping the shape of our nation—and discover how we came about claiming territory for our own. Finally dig into the multitude of influences that have helped create American culture. This edition of COBBLESTONE gives you a brand new view of America!



Enjoy features including:

  • Rethinking a Holiday by Andrew Matthews
  • The Rise of New Spain by Judith E. Harper
  • From Tejas to Texas by Diana Childress and Meg Chorlian
  • Alta California Becomes a State by Will Bremen
  • The Final Piece by Andrew Matthews
  • A Famous Telegram by Barbara Brooks Simons
  • Neighbors North and South by Kathiann M. Kowalski
  • Celebrating Our Southwest Heritage: An Interview With Khristaan Villela by Kathiann M. Kowalski


Regular features of COBBLESTONE magazine include: Did You Know, Going Global, Freeze Frame, Your Letters, Just for Fun, Dr. D’s Mystery Hero, Spotlight On…, Say What? and Cartoon Connection.