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Seguin in Guadalupe County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Seguin

Home of the World's Largest Pecan

 
 
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By James Hulse, July 31, 2020
1. Seguin Marker
Inscription.  

Cabeza de Vaca traveled the "River of Nuts" which was the Guadalupe. He was the first European to record the existence of pecans. He noted they were good food and recognized alternate bearing. He was held captive for 9 years on the "River of Nuts" where he had ample opportunity to observe the growth and fruiting habits of pecans. This plaque erected on December 1, 1978 by the Texas Pecan Growers Association and the Guadalupe County Pecan Growers Association commemorates this first recorded contribution to the pecan literature.
 
Erected 1978 by Texas Pecan Growers Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 29° 34.128′ N, 97° 57.858′ W. Marker is in Seguin, Texas, in Guadalupe County. Marker is at the intersection of East Court Street (Alternate U.S. 90) and South Austin Street (State Highway 123), on the right when traveling east on East Court Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 East Court Street, Seguin TX 78155, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By James Hulse, July 31, 2020
2. Seguin Marker
walking distance of this marker. Old Spanish Trail (a few steps from this marker); Guadalupe County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); "White Way" Lighting (within shouting distance of this marker); Guadalupe County, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel John Ireland (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Juan Nepomuceno Seguin (about 400 feet away); The Magnolia Hotel (about 500 feet away); The Ranger Oaks (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seguin.
 
Also see . . .  Pecan - More details. Wikipedia (Submitted on October 21, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
World's Largest Pecan image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, July 31, 2020
3. World's Largest Pecan
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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