A couple hours southwest of Seguin is the small town of San Patricio. In 1863, an event took place that would become a legend that is still told 158 years later.

“I’m not guilty,” reportedly were the last words of Texan Chipita Rodriquez, thought to be the first woman to be executed in Texas. Chipita was born in 1799 in Mexico. Her father, believed to be named Pedro Rodriquez, fled to Texas to escape the wrath of Santa Anna and brought her to San Patricio before the Texas Revolution against Mexico. Her father then left her to join the Texas Militia and was killed during the revolution.

Floyd McKee is a native of Seguin. He is a retired Air Force Colonel and eight of his ancestors were among the 33 Rangers that organized and developed Walnut Springs and Seguin.

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