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brand1We were given a very special treat, an image of Lauriano Vidaurri’s branding iron and the document registering it with Zapata County.

brandThis was a gift given to us by Ms. Lupita Barrera, Director of Education and Interpretation of The Institute of Texan Cultures.

Lauriano Vidaurri was a descendent of Fernando Vidaurri Borrego, Acalde of Laredo Texas and grandson of Dn. Jose Vasquez Borrego.

It’s a w over a 5, does anyone know what it means?

Page one of viduarri brand-1

Thank you Lupita!