Friday, July 31, 2009

A stop well worth it

In response to my Friday column on the top places in the country to stand, Jana Duncan offered up one off the beaten path, but well worth the stop -- especially if you're interested in Texas history.

It's Presidio LaBahia at Goliad in south Texas. It's the site wehre the first Texas Declaration of Independece was signed and where James Fannin and his men were executed on a Palm Sunday.

Duncan and her family made the detour there last week while coming back from South Padre Island.

"The teenage daughters were less than thrilled with the stop," Duncan wrote, "but that changed when we started exploring the fort and the chapel, where Mass is still held weekly.

"This site would never make a world-wide list but should probably be on every Texans' list, along with The Alamo and San Jacinto."

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