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Presidio director receives award

July 23, 2014 at 2:23 a.m.

The Texas Historical Commission recognized longtime Presidio La Bahia Director Newton Warzecha with the John L. Nau III Award of Excellence in Museums for his many contributions to preserving, promoting and securing funding for the historic fort constructed by the Spanish Army. The site served as one of two major garrisons - the other being the Alamo - during the Texas Revolution. It is perhaps best known as the site of the Goliad Massacre, where after the fall of the Alamo, a group of Texians under the command of Col. James Fannin surrendered to Mexican troops and were later executed as they were marched from the fort.



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