July 7, 2009

Nacogdoches, 1858

Main Street Nacogdoches, 1858
Whilst pursuing the ghost of you know who, I came across this postcard at the East Texas Research Center. It's Main Street (or El Camino Real or Old Spanish Trail), circa 1858. The two story structure in the background, just right of center, is known as the Old Stone Fort. It was constructed in 1779 and was originally used as a home for the founder of Nacogdoches, Antonio Gil Y'Barbo. Here is the same view, just slightly east (a couple of blocks back) of the vantage point in the postcard photo:

looking west down main street

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