Weslaco in Hidalgo County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Camp Llano Grande
Occupied in 1916-17 by Indiana, Nebraska, Minnesota and North Dakota National Guard units, Camp Llano Grande was one of a line of encampments established along the Rio Grande in response to Mexican bandit raids into the U.S. Covering over 200 acres, it included a headquarters building, commissary, and recreational facilities. South of the railroad tracks were parade grounds, tent encampments, and stock pens. The camp was abandoned in March 1917, one month before the U.S. entered World War I, and former Llano Grande troops were called for War service in France.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 665.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, World I.
Location. 26° 9.245′ N, 97° 57.688′ W. Marker is in Weslaco, Texas, in Hidalgo County. Marker is on Business U.S. 83 0.3 miles west of South International Boulevard (Farm to Market Road 1015), on the left when travelingTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weslaco TX 78596, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Weslaco City Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); First Baptist Church of Weslaco (approx. 1.8 miles away); Weslaco City Hall (approx. 1.8 miles away); Weslaco (approx. 1.8 miles away); Texsun Corporation (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weslaco.
Also see . . . Bandit War. The Bandit War, or Bandit Wars, was a series of raids in Texas, started in 1915 before finally culminating in 1919, that were carried out by Mexican rebels from the states of Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and Chihuahua. Prior to 1914, the Carrancista faction was responsible for most attacks along the border, but in January 1915 rebels known as Seditionistas drafted the Plan of San Diego and began launching their own raids. The plan called for a race war, to rid the American border states of their Anglo-American population, and the annexation of the border states to Mexico. However, the Seditionistas were never able to launch a full-scale invasion of the United States so they resorted to conducting small raids into Texas. Much of the fighting involved the Texas Ranger Division, though the United States Army also engaged in small unit actions with bands of Seditionist raiders. Source: Wikipedia (Submitted on January 27, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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