Wednesday, August 29, 2007

At 92, she's still exploring Texas' past
Archaeologist Kathleen Gilmore has unlocked some of the most elusive mysteries of Texas history.

She spent decades hunting down the location of the French explorer La Salle's lost fort before discovering it near the Gulf Coast. She also excavated a number of Spanish colonial forts in Texas, including Mission Rosario, near Goliad.

At age 92, the Preston Hollow resident will visit Spain in December to study a recently discovered cache of documents sent from early Texas missions.