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I have been here for about two years, and it's interesting to learn how Victoria came to be. I'm not much of a history buff, but for some reason Texas history always peaks my interest.

The descendants of Martin DeLeon, who founded Victoria, are holding a huge reunion this week as part of the DeLeon Symposium and the 187th anniversary of the founding of Victoria. Advocate reporter Gheni Platenburg will have that story in Friday's Advocate.

Here is what people have to say about Victoria's history.


"I think a lot of people don't know about how this town got started. The key is education."

Joe Wyatt, Victoria, tree service


"I think they do. I know I do and I have been here since 1952. The younger generation I'm not so sure.

Wayne Willmon, Victoria, retired


"Some of us do, I don't think the younger folks do."

Evan Green, Victoria, retired


"Probably not. People don't know enough about the town's history."

Rick Skelton, Hallettsville, disabled