Details for Don Florencio Saenz Homestead (Atlas Number 5215001245)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5215001245

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Marker Number 1245
Atlas Number 5215001245
Marker Title Don Florencio Saenz Homestead
Index Entry Saenz, Don Florencio, Homestead
Address Rancho Toluca Road
City Toluca Ranch
County Hidalgo
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 605475
UTM Northing 2883953
Subject Codes ranches/ranching; Spanish immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location at Toluca Ranch: from intersection of US 281 and FM 1015, go S on FM 1015 about 0.8 mi., then take Rancho Toluca Road E 0.27 mi. to palm tree lined lane, then go S 0.25 mi.
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text 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. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1965.