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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Moyeboy-51 Book Signing at Landmark Inn

By Jose Zapata, Landmark Inn Site Manager

The Friends of the Landmark Inn hosted a book signing at the Landmark Inn on Saturday, June 16. Captain Luis A. Jimenez, USAF (Ret.) was at the site to discuss his autobiography Moyeboy-51. The book’s title alludes to the author’s formative years as a cadet at the Moye Military Academy (1946-51). His experience at the academy emphasized discipline, hard work, and self-confidence—attributes he used in achieving his goals and dreams.

Capt. Jimenez discussed growing up in Presidio in Far West Texas, and coming to Castroville at the age of nine.  He reminisced about his school years, including the activities and his teachers—the Sisters of Divine Providence. The Sisters operated the Moye Military Academy, a boarding school for boys from 1938 through 1959. It is now operated as the Moye Center, a place for renewal and retreat.

The Friends of the Landmark Inn will host another book signing on July 14 for the book Medina Lake by R.H. Norton and K.D. Ripley. This is a very timely publication, since Medina Lake will celebrate its 100th anniversary this August.

Landmark Inn State Historic Site is located in Castroville, approximately 20 miles west of San Antonio, in the Texas Hill Country Trail Region.

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