Plains of Blood
Known as the oldest town in Texas, evidence of settlement in this area dates back some 10,000 years. Nacaogdoches has been under French, Spanish, Mexican, Texan and finally American control during its long history (being a Native settlement centuries before that). Consequently who knows how much blood has been drunk by the parched earth in this place.
Like most old west town the buildings are built up slightly off the ground with a series of walkways and ramps leading from one building to another. When it rains heavily the main street becomes a mire of mud sometimes knee-deep.
Currently a population of about 500 people (including the surrounding farmlands/woodlands) the city has a mixed population of French, Mexican, and English.
Notable buildings include:
The Old Stone Fort: An ancient two storied house built from native iron ore though not actually a fort. Currently a general store on the first floor.
Blacksmith, Inn and Eating House
La Rosa Sangre A bar and inn with a bit of a wild reputation.
People of Note:
Two Shillelagh O’Sullivan: Sheriff and current owner of old stone fort. An Irish immigrant with a gruff exterior. Does not take kindly to disturbances of the peace
Sam Houston. Lawyer, politician and war hero best known for his role in bringing Texas into the United States as a constituent state. Currently runs the law office.
William Goins a half black plantation owner and one of the wealthiest men in the city. A slave owner he is married to a white woman and his plantation is located on Goins Hill on the outskirts of the city. Appointed as an agent to treat with the Cherokees and is respected by them.
Nicholas Adolphus Sterne: German Jew. Former merchant and arms smuggler during the Texas revolution. A member of the Freemasons he is fluent in seven languages including: English, French, Spanish, German, Yiddish, Portuguese and Latin. Current postmaster of the city and owner of the finest house in the city.
Maya: Owner and operator of La Rosa Sangre.