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Name:    Ulloa, Don Antonio
Category:  Demographics (immigration, etc.), Politics and Government
Description:    Don Antonio Ulloa was appointed as the first Spanish governor of Louisiana in March 1766. Faced with imposing Spanish rule on a largely French population, Ulloa was considered largely ineffective. He did, however, recognize the importance of the fur trade in the upper Louisiana, specifically the strategic role of the Missouri River. Ulloa sent a contingent of workers and soldiers north from New Orleans in 1767 to build forts near the mouth of the Missouri. They constructed Fort Don Carlos on the south bank of the river.

Spain Assumes Control of the Louisiana Territory



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