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Site of Mission Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe -- Nacogdoches TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 31° 36.586 W 094° 39.241
15R E 343101 N 3498369
Quick Description: The site of Mission Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe in Nacogdoches TX earned a mention from the WPA writers in their Guide to Texas
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/20/2018 9:21:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMXJMH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters
Views: 1

Long Description:
Perhaps the WPA writers were helped by the 1936 Centennial gray granite monument erected at the site of Mission Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe in Nacogdoches TX when they visited.

This historic mission site did earn a mention in the WPA guide:

"On North St. is the first SITE OF MISSION NUESTRA SENORA DE GUADALUPE (Our Lady of Guadalupe)."

The 1936 historical marker reads as follows:

SITE OF MISSION NUESTRA SENORA DE GUADALUPE

A Spanish outpost founded in 1716 by the pioneer Franciscan Antonio Margil de Jesus as a means of civilizing and christianizing the Nacogdoches Indians.

Abandoned temporarily due to the French incursions from Louisiana in 1719.

Restored by the Marquis of Aguayo in 1721.

Abandoned permanently in 1773.

Its deserted buildings formed a nucleus for the settlement of Nacogdoches in 1779 by Antonio Gil y Barbo.

Erected by the State of Texas
1936
Book: Texas

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 583

Year Originally Published: 1940

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