Landmark Placed at Garcia Federal Building

A landmark civil rights decision made in San Antonio will now be remembered with a historical marker.

Back in 1897, a U.S District Judge granted citizenship to Ricardo Rodriguez, a Mexican Immigrant.

Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff says it was the first time a citizen of Mexico was naturalized and to mark the event, a new historical marker has been set up outside the Hipolito Garcia Federal Building and Courthouse.

That building is on the site where the court decision took place.

Judge Wolff says the marker is in an ideal location for history lovers as it’s just steps away form the Alamo.

The marker was paid for by Bexar County and visitors can learn more about the decision and why it’s an important part of our nation’s history.

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