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Brittany

" or ''Mine au Breton'', was founded between 1760 and 1780 by Francis Azor, of Brittany, France (Brittany). Moses Austin came here in 1798 with his family, including his son Stephen F. Austin. Moses obtained a grant of 7,153 arpents of land from the Spanish Empire and started large-scale mining operations, building his town to support it. Moses named the town after Potosí in Bolivia, which was famous for its vast silver mines. Austin's tomb and the foundation


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