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For May and June, we feature The Presidio Nuestra Señora de Loreto de la Bahía, known more commonly as Presidio La Bahia, or simply La Bahia in historically rich Goliad, Texas.

 

 

Considered among the most attractive Spanish presidio sites in the United States, The Presidio La Bahia was built by the Spanish Army and dates back to 1747. Later it became one of the two major garrisons in Mexican Texas, together with the Alamo. Today, the presidio is probably most famous for the part it played the Texas Revolution - the Battle of Goliad in October 1835, and the Goliad Massacre in March 1836. It was restored in the 1960s and became a National Historic Landmark in 1967. While several adjacent historical sites in Goliad are now part of the Texas state parks system, La Bahia is owned by the Catholic Diocese of Victoria, Texas, but operates as public museum, and it is the subject of noted archaeological research. The onsite Our Lady of Loreto Chapel continues to offer Mass every Sunday evening to the community. Directly adjacent is the Fannin Memorial Monument commemorating the massacre. Complete your visit to La Bahia with a stop at the gift shop where you can pick up souvenirs of your experience and some Cartridge Candy. Tell them Sutler Cyrus sent you.

 

Check back on July 1st to see where “mini-me” goes next!

 

 

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2018 marks the 150th Anniversary of the re-naming of Town of Wakefield, previously South Reading. The script above is an enlargement of Cyrus Wakefield’s signature. See “about us” for the full story.

 

 

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