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Marker Dedicated to Soldier Who Served Under Gálvez

Soldier Martin Camersac served during the American Revolution and is the only Revolution-era soldier buried in Calcasieu Parish. He served under Bernardo de Gálvez. A marker, recognizing him as a revolutionary war veteran, was placed at his gravesite by the Louisiana and Texas Sons of the American Revolution.




Luis de Unzaga: First to Recognize United States of America

Luis de Unzaga was the Governor of Spanish Louisiana just prior Bernardo de Gálvez. According to this article,
in 1776, Unzaga was the first European authority to recognize this country as the United States of America.




Meadows Museum Bestowed Bernardo de Gálvez Award

The Meadows Museum of Art at Southern Methodist University was bestowed the prestigious Bernardo de Gálvez Award for promoting Spanish art since 1965. The article states that the museum has been an unswerving Spanish cultural embassy
in the United States.



New Hispanic History Tool Helps Us Learn More

An online database called the Portal of Hispanic History has been unveiled. You can read about the portal
in the article at the link shown below.




Newly Renovated Grand Gálvez Hotel

This hotel opened in 1911 and was built at a staggering cost (at that time) of one million dollars. Its renovation was recently finished. From its palm tree lined entrance and impressive fountain to its new interior, it shouts elegance.













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