Every year come mid-summer, I spend time visiting my family in South Texas. During these trips, I’ve also been able to do a fair amount of sight-seeing at the same time; even though its usually mid-July and the temperature and humidity are both close to 100.
This year, my sister and I planned a trip up to Goliad; I didn’t know much about it other than she and my nephew had been there a few times to go camping with the Boy Scouts in years past.
Now it has been quite a few years since I’ve studied US History (or any other school subjects), but I do remember a little bit about how the United States was created. So how did I miss the Goliad Massacre, which occurred right about the same time as the Battle of the Alamo; remember The Alamo?
My sister took me to the Presidio La Bahia last week; and after reading and seeing all the history that happened here, I wonder how this isn’t more well-known as a National Historic Site?
Texas Revolution & Goliad Massacre
From all that I’ve learned, the Battle of Coleto and subsequent massacre of Texas prisoners-of-war was the turning point for bringing the US into the battle against Mexico. It was a beautiful site even in the heat, with a Catholic church that still performs Mass every Sunday evening.
In the Spring, they do a re-enactment of events on the grounds too. There is a calendar available here if you’re interested in viewing “living history.”