Corpus Christi, Texas is a major deep-water port and one of Texas' most popular seacoast playground cities. The first European to have visited area was Spanish explorer Alonzo de Pineda in 1519. The first settlement began as frontier trading post founded 1839 by empresario-colonizer Col. Henry Lawrence Kinney. Corpus Christi was an obscure settlement until about 1845 when accelerated growth began. Institutions of higher learning are Del Mar College and Texas A&M--Corpus Christi.
It's seawall, with steps to the water, was built in the late 1930s as part of a major landfill that created Shoreline Boulevard and the popular "T" head docks for pleasure boats. Corpus Christi Beach, north of downtown over the bridge, is the site of the USS Lexington and Texas State Aquarium and offers park areas, picnic tables, showers, and rest rooms.
In keeping with the city's image of having glistening waterways, Corpus Christi's Water Garden at the Bayfront Arts and Science Park sparkles for visitors who see, hear, and touch the garden's water. Some 150 fountains form nucleus of park, which is lighted at night.
All of the links to Corpus Christi's web pages are on the main page which is called The Treasure Chest of Corpus Christi and has a link at the bottom of this page.
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