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Spring 2008


The life and legacy of South Texas pioneer Francisco Yturria remains a fascinating study of a remarkable individual who made powerful and lasting contributions to the region's history. Lilia M. Garcia, a descendent of Don Francisco, consulted family papers and a variety of other primary sources to chronicle his story while pursuing a graduate degree at Southern Methodist University. The following article is the first installment of what will be a four part history of Don Francisco Yturria--South Texas Entrepreneur.


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