Texas: Did You Know? Fort San Marcos
The San Marcos Factory Outlet is a outlet mall along Interstate 35 in San Marcos, Texas, and the mall is situated in a historic citadel.
Fort San Marcos now houses Tommy Hilfiger and Jordache outlet stores, but it was once bravely defended by early Texans against Comanche bargain shoppers.
The Fort still maintains its military status as a possible refuge in case San Marcos is attacked by New Braunfels.
The battlements and lookout towers of the outlets give away its original purpose, and remind us of the heroic deeds and sacrifice that made this crass commercialism possible.
- The Skechers outlet store was originally used as the Fort’s infirmary
- On the site of the Polo store, archeaologists found the remains of a soldier who was executed by firing squad for wearing a shirt with a popped collar
Daring soldiers at the fort in the 1800s defended their stubborn way of life that they built around sunglasses, cologne, and rampant materialism.