Presidio in Spring
This is another capture of Presidio La BahÌ in Goliad on a spring day with wild savia growing in front along with some other wildflowers.The history of the Presidio Nuestra SeÒora de Loreto de la BahÌa, known more commonly as Presidio La Bahia, is a fort constructed by the Spanish Army that became the nucleus of the modern-day city of Goliad, Texas, United States. Originally founded in 1721 on the ruins of the failed French Fort Saint Louis, the presidio was moved to a location on the Guadalupe River in 1726. In 1747, the presidio and its mission were moved to their current location on the San Antonio River. By 1771, the presidio had been rebuilt in stone and had become "the only Spanish fortress for the entire Gulf Coast from the mouth of the Rio Grande to the Mississippi River". The civilian settlement, later named Goliad, sprang up around the presidio in the late 18th century; the area was one of the three most important in Spanish Texas. Photo © copyright by Bee Creek Photo.
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