New from Arcadia Publishing and local authors Archie McDonald and Hardy Meredith is Nacogdoches in the popular Images of America series, featuring over 200 vintage images.
Nacogdoches served as headquarters for one of three administrative districts in Texas under Mexican authority and played a significant role in the Texas Revolution before stabilizing into a predominately rural and agricultural society. Two notable 20th-century developments—the selection of Nacogdoches as the home of Stephen F. Austin State University and the founding of Texas Farm Products, the city’s first major industry—changed the community into a regional education, medical and commercial center.
Highlights of Nacogdoches:
• Includes how Nacogdoches derives its name from the Caddo tribe that once lived in central East Texas along Banita and LaNana Creeks
• Features Franciscan father Antonio Jesus de Margil, who established a mission for the Caddo people in Nacogdoches in 1716
• Explains how Antonio Gil Y’Barvo founded the puebla of Nacogdoches and built the Stone House, or Stone Fort, the town’s most enduring symbol of European influence
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and on-line retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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