NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - The Nacogdoches Tricentennial was celebrated in a fashion that rarely happens at any time on Wednesday.
Not one, but five Texas historical markers were dedicated at the same time on the banks of Banita Creek, a block south of City Hall. Spanish leaders of three expeditions, Angelina, the Native American interpreter and the Franciscan friars are all remembered by the markers.
"This is an interesting story to put five of them together because this is unique in the State of Texas to put five markers, five years apart to cover the Spanish Colonial period from 1716, which is now our tricentennial, to 1721," said Dr. Morris Jackson, a member of the Nacogdoches County Historical Commission.
Later this year, a dedication of four historical markers at one time will take place in Douglass in western Nacogdoches County.