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Don Florencio Saenz Homestead

Texas Historic Landmark - Don Florencio Saenz Homestead

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1965

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Built on family Spanish land grant in 1902. Headquarters for Toluca Ranch, which at one time stretched 17 miles north from the Rio Grande. Here Saenz operated a mercantile store, promoting cattle ranching and river farming as successful business ventures for the valley.

Site of 1915 bandit raid in which a private was killed when U. S. soldiers discovered and fought off desperadoes trying to burn the house.

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