Mission Espada Well -- San Antonio TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 29° 19.093 W 098° 27.064
14R E 553301 N 3243367
Quick Description: This stone draw well served Mission Espada for centuries until water was piped here from the city water systems.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/12/2018 11:34:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMXQ98
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 4

Long Description:
This draw well in front of Mission Espada, along the San Antonio Mission Trail and El Camino Real, served thirsty mission visitors, travelers, and the people who lived here until the city of San Antonio's modern water system built out here around the turn of the 20th century.

Mission San Francisco de Espada, better known as Mission Espada, is one of five 18th century Spanish missions located along the El Camino Real in San Antonio TX.

Together these Missions make up the San Antonio Missions UNESCO World Heritage site and the San Antonio Missions National Park.

From the National Park Service: (visit link)

"El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail, a unit of the National Park System, stretches across Texas and Louisiana. There is no formal auto tour route for the trail, but visitors and convention bureaus in communities located along the trail can provide information about local attractions and activities. For more information, visit the National Park Service El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail website or call 505-988-6098.

A number of sites along the trail are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, including many of the sites described above:

• Mission Concepción, a National Historic Landmark; National Register of Historic Places file: text and photos; Historic American Buildings Survey

• Mission San José; Historic American Buildings Survey.

• Mission San Juan Capistrano; National Register of Historic Places file: text and photos; Historic American Buildings Survey

• Mission San Francisco de la Espada; National Register of Historic Places file: text and photos; Historic American Buildings Survey

• The Alamo, a National Historic Landmark; National Register of Historic Places file: text and photos; Historic American Buildings Survey

Many of the places to see along the trail are included in the National Park Service South and West Texas Travel Itinerary, the Cane River National Heritage Area Travel Itinerary, and the Places Reflecting America's Diverse Cultures: Explore their Stories in the National Park System Travel Itinerary.

The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is the subject of an online lesson plan, San Antonio Missions: Spanish Influence in Texas. The lesson plan has been produced by the National Park Service’s Teaching with Historic Places program, which offers a series of online classroom-ready lesson plans on registered historic places."
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