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True Women and Pecans in Seguin, Texas

February 3, 2010 by Blue Eyes and Bluebonnets  
Filed under Texas, Our Texas, Traveling Here & There

True Women Book Tour

True Women Book TourIf you are a fan of True Women, Janice Woods Windle’s 1994 bestselling novel about Texas women, war and adventure, then you know about Seguin, Texas.

If, however, you are not familiar with Seguin, you should definitely plan a visit. Located about 50 miles from Austin and 35 miles from San Antonio, it’s an easy day trip from either city.

Seguin is one of the oldest towns in Texas. Founded in 1838, it was named for Col. Juan N. Seguin, a Tejano who fought beside the Anglo settlers against the Mexican dictator Santa Anna.

Many places mentioned in Windle’s book can be seen as you drive around Seguin, such as the final resting place of Euphemia Texas Ashby King and the Male Academy where Euphemia and William’s sons attended school. Look for Book Tour signs or visit the True Women Virtual Tour web site to view an interactive map of book tour locations.

In 1997, the book was made into a movie starring Dana Delany and Angelina Jolie. I recently saw the movie for the first time and really enjoyed it. About the Movie: True Women on

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