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Around San Antonio

Dedicated historians, librarians, and volunteers enabled me to make Around San
Antonio a reality, and my appreciation goes to Mark Barnes, Archivist, St. Philip's
College; Anne Cook, Photo Librarian at Texas Department of Transportation ...

Author : Pauline T. Newton

Release : 1999

Publisher : Arcadia Publishing

ISBN : 9780738503110

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Presents a pictorial history of San Antonio, Texas.

Best Hikes Near Austin and San Antonio

Keith Stelter. Choose flat lakeside About forty million years ago, a fault zone
hikes; hikes through wide spawned the Balcones Escarpment, which runs
through the western half of the city and down valleys, rolling hills, and through
San Antonio.

Author : Keith Stelter

Release : 2009-04-01

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN : 0762755822

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Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Near Austin/San Antonio author Kieth Stelter details the best hikes within an hour's drive of the graeter Austin/San Antonio area perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find great outdoor activites close to home. Each featured hike includes detailed hike specs, a brief hike description, trailhead location, directional cues, and a detailed map.

History and Legends of the Alamo and Other Missions in and Around San Antonio

"Adina De Zavala Collection, Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, Texas. These
files contain ... MAdina De Zavala, History and Legends of the Alamo and Other
Missions in and Around San Antonio (San Antonio, 1917): 57. "De Zavala, 1917 ...

Author : Adina De Zavala

Release : 1996

Publisher : Arte Publico Press

ISBN : 9781611921748

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Place Names of San Antonio

Who or what is it named for? A leader or a rogue? A vanished family, a favorite pet or simply someone who happened to be around when a name was needed? This is a book with answers you'll find yourself referring to again and again.

Author : David P. Green

Release : 2011

Publisher : Maverick Books

ISBN : 9781893271579

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We deal with dozens of place names in the course of everyday life—of streets, schools, parks, towns, natural features. Do the names mean anything beyond just labeling where we live, the routes we drive or the places we're going? This much enlarged edition of a favorite handbook identifies the origins of nearly 1,000 familiar place names in the San Antonio region. Naming sleuth Dr. David P. Green cracks mysteries that puzzled him in earlier editions, and comes up with several hundred new entries as well. Who—or what—is it named for? A leader or a rogue? A vanished family, a favorite pet or simply someone who happened to be around when a name was needed? This is a book with answers you'll find yourself referring to again and again.

Voices from the San Antonio Missions

Around Veracruz, which was a mistake, because a lot of the Italian settlers died
from yellow fever and other tropical ... He came to San Antonio around 1888-89
and with a friend, Joe Bolner, settled around Mission San Jose, and both got jobs
 ...

Author : Luis Torres

Release : 1997

Publisher : Texas Tech University Press

ISBN : 9780896723788

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Provides interviews with members of the San Antonio community who are involved in building, using, and preserving four historic Spanish colonial missions.

The San Antonio, Texas Flood of May 1965

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works. Special Subcommittee To Inspect Flooded Areas In and Around San Antonio, Texas

Release : 1965

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Our San Antonio

Parks do Museums San Antonio offers a variety of museums with permanent and
Walter F. Brown Asian Art Wing opened in ... The zoo exhibits animals from all On
the east side of Brackenridge Park , you'll find the Witte around the world .

Author : Susanna Nawrocki, Mark Langford, Gerald Lair, Claude Stanush

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ISBN : 9781610604802

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Quintessentially historic Texas, San Antonio is the place where Old Mexico and the deep South, the Wild West and Native American culture meet and mingle. A stunning photographic portrait of the city, this book conducts visitors and natives alike to San Antonio's best known and most beloved landmarks as well as her lesser-known but no less fascinating historic sites, natural splendors, and cultural marvels. First stop, of course, is the Alamo, where more than 180 Americans and Texans, including Davy Crockett, lost their lives in a fierce thirteen-day battle with the Mexican army in 1936. A tour of historic San Antonio also includes La Villita, one of the original settlements housing Spanish soldiers; the Spanish Governors Palace; Fort Sam Houston; San Fernando Cathedral; and four mission churches. San Antonio is also home to the famous Paseo del Rio, or River Walk. The authors, longtime residents, take us along this thoroughfare through the heart of the city, along the San Antonio River's banks, past the teeming shops and restaurants, clubs, theaters, and posh hotels. They direct us then to the city's other highlights, such as the Tower of the Americas, Brackenridge Park and the San Antonio Zoo, the Marion Koogler McNay Museum and the San Antonio Museum of Art as well as five major military installations.

San Antonio Cemeteries Historic District

With its multifaceted ethnic and cultural complex, the Eastside Cemetery District
truly represents the history of San Antonio. Early cemeteries had been around
San Fernando church and the missions in the traditional Catholic style. During
the ...

Author : Frank Faulkner

Release : 2014-07-28

Publisher : Arcadia Publishing

ISBN : 1439646473

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In his Spoon River Anthology, Edgar Lee Masters uses a series of poetic monologues to have his characters finally tell their true stories from their graves. The first section lets the reader know that all, all, are sleeping on the hill. San Antonio has its Powder House Hill about three miles from its central business district. Known as the Eastside Cemetery District, there are 31 cemeteries here, owned by different religious congregations, fraternal organizations, military groups, and the City of San Antonio. Like Masterss Spoon River, within the Eastside Cemetery District reside people of many occupations and nationalities, including soldiers and statesmen, rich and poor, as well as husbands, wives, and children. Through photographs and research, the authors hope to tell some small part of the stories and the history of this unique burial ground.

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Baptismals at Mission San Antonio de Valero , 1703 , when it was still in Mexico ,
and then it eventually ended up in ... of Independence when battles were fought
in the Gulf of Mexico around Louisiana and Florida with Bernardo de Galvez .

Author : Gilberto R. Cruz

Release : 1983

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Highlights the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in San Antonio, Texas, featured by the National Park Service. The park commemorates several Spanish frontier missions. Discusses the climate, facilities, activities, and special events.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: San Antonio and Austin

Experienced hikers and writers, authors Johnny Molloy and Tom Taylor have
selected 60 of the best hikes in and around the San Antonio and Austin areas.
This third edition includes new hikes. From urban hikes that make use of
parklands to ...

Author : Johnny Molloy

Release : 2010-10-01

Publisher : Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN : 089732904X

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The San Antonio area is perhaps the most picturesque spot for hiking in the Lone Star State. With this new edition in the best-selling 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles series, all these visually stunning and ruggedly charming routes are at the traveler's fingertips. This handy guide helps San Antonio and Austin natives get back into nature without going out of town. Extensive at-a-glance information makes it easy to choose the perfect hike based on length, difficulty, scenery, or on a specific factor such as hikes good for families, runners, or birding. Each trail profile includes maps, directions, driving times, nearby attractions, and other pertinent details.

San Antonio Valley

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The San Antonio Valley Historical Association , founded
in 1971 , has worked to preserve and interpret history , maintain a growing
archive , and ... INTRODUCTION People have lived near and around the San
Antonio 6.

Author : Susan Raycraft

Release : 2006

Publisher : Arcadia Publishing

ISBN : 9780738546681

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The San Antonio River, flowing for millennia from the highest peak in the Santa Lucia Mountain Range, carved out a valley on its way to join the Salinas River. These oak savannahs grow lush with native grasses and in spring ignite with one of the brightest wildflower displays in the state. Once the domain of the Salinan people, and later including the ranch lands of William Randolph Hearst, the valley now hosts the well-preserved Mission San Antonio de Padua, founded in 1771; farms and vineyards; mines and oil wells; historic Fort Hunter Ligget; and the communities of Jolon, Lockwood, Pleyto, and Bryson- Hesperia. Still ringed by blue, sometimes snow-capped mountains, this lovely valley remains a sanctuary for deer, mountain lion, tule elk, and the occasional black bear.

Mission San Antonio de Padua

A typical day at Mission San Antonio de Padua was organized around the ringing
of the mission bells. There were at least two bells at every mission. One bell rang
to tell those living at the mission that it was time to say prayers. Another bell ...

Author : Kim Serafin

Release : 2003-12-15

Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN : 9780823958917

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The story of the missions is a compelling human drama that is a vital piece not only of California history, but also of American history. Indeed, many keys to California's past lie in the stories of the 20 missions that stretch along the state's west coast from San Diego to San Francisco. This vital series is compatible with the mission-based curriculum used in fourth-grade California classrooms. It resonates equally with all social studies programs that explore the defunct notion of colonialism and its controversial role in the history of the United States, and with curricula that seek to explore the interaction of different cultures and the rights and voices of indigenous peoples.

A Marmac Guide to San Antonio

No guide to San Antonio would be complete without a few words about the Hill
Country, an area of 18 counties that stretches from San Antonio to Austin (which
is ... On the north, around San Saba, it smoothes into rolling plains and prairies.

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Publisher : Pelican Publishing

ISBN : 9781455608546

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Users of this extensive guide will soon find that their knowledge of the area exceeds their expectations. The compilation offers very candid descriptions of the numerous hotels, reviews of restaurants and their sample dishes-including those with the traditional Mexican and Tex-Mex fare, and lots of entertaining things to see and do around town. Everyone should be able to find something of interest in this city-especially with the monthly special events listing that is included. Visitors will not be the only ones with newfound wisdom. New residents can smooth their transition by being informed beforehand. Neighborhoods, important phone numbers, public transportation, as well as schools and churches are discussed. And San Antonio's most famous attraction, The Alamo, is by no means forgotten. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Yves Gerem, no stranger to the Lone Star State, is the editor of A Marmac Guide to Dallas and A Marmac Guide to Fort Worth and Arlington, both published by Pelican. Also available are A Marmac Guide to Atlanta, A Marmac Guide to Houston and Galveston, A Marmac Guide to Los Angeles, A Marmac Guide to New Orleans, and A Marmac Guide to Philadelphia.

San Antonio

His arm went out and caught her around her waist. She spun away from him and
reached down ... He turned and rode away, heading toward San Antonio, fighting
the urge to turn around and look at her again. His back tingled because he ...

Author : Sara Orwig

Release : 2014-11-02

Publisher : Diversion Books

ISBN : 1626814864

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"Sara Orwig's masterful touch will make your heart sing with joy."—RT BOOK REVIEWS Luke Dabney grew up in Texas, the land of peril and promise. It is there that the hardened lawman vows to exact revenge on Domingo Pietra, the man who destroyed Luke’s family. Catalina is the beautiful daughter of the powerful and ruthless Domingo Pietra, but not even her father can control the desire that blazes inside her for Luke Dabney. Will the strength of her love be enough to pierce Luke's determined heart, a heart set on vengeance?

San Antonio

Like any good-sized city, San Antonio has its share of citizens who enjoy doing
as much as they can outdoors. ... Brackenridge has been around since 1899,
when the Water Works Company, under president George Brackenridge, deeded
it to ...

Author : Nancy Haston Foster

Release : 1999-03-01

Publisher : Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN : 1461709369

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This easy-to-use guide gives you the history, highlights, and hot spots of the nation's eighth largest city. You get extensive listings of historical places, annual events, restaurants, accomodations, shopping areas, and more.

Texans in Revolt

Drawing on extensive research and on-site study around San Antonio, Alwyn Barr completely maps the ebbs and flows of the Bexar campaign for the first time.

Author : Alwyn Barr

Release : 2010-07-05

Publisher : University of Texas Press

ISBN : 0292792093

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While the battles of 1836—the Alamo, Goliad, and San Jacinto—are wellknown moments in the Texas Revolution, the battle for Bexar in the fall of 1835 is often overlooked. Yet this lengthy siege, which culminated in a Texan victory in December 1835, set the stage for those famous events and for the later revolutionary careers of Sam Houston, James Bowie, and James W. Fannin. Drawing on extensive research and on-site study around San Antonio, Alwyn Barr completely maps the ebbs and flows of the Bexar campaign for the first time. He studies the composition of the two armies and finds that they were well matched in numbers and fighting experience—revising a common belief that the Texans defeated a force four times larger. He analyzes the tactics of various officers, revealing how ambition and revolutionary politics sometimes influenced the Texas army as much as military strategy. And he sheds new light on the roles of the Texan and Mexican commanders, Stephen F. Austin and Martín Perfecto de Cos. As this excellent military history makes clear, to the famous rallying cry "Remember the Alamo!" "Remember Goliad!" should be added: "And don't forget San Antonio!"

Exploring Texas History

In and Around San Antonio Texas historian and journalist Frank Tolbert once
said, “Every Texan has two homes, his own and San Antonio.” San Antonio
celebrates her rich cultural heritage every day and welcomes her fellow Texans
and the ...

Author : Elaine L. Galit

Release : 2005-03-03

Publisher : Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN : 1589792025

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Examines the places, people, and events that shaped the history of the state of Texas including the Alamo, cowboys, Buffalo Soldiers, cattle drives, the Civil War, and other interesting features, and contains background information on each site, travel routes, lodging and restaurants, and more.

San Antonio

... as the Alamo around San Antonio was bought and were much more numerous
than in ditch , which flows from the San ... south until it strikes a point or tracts of
land as being entitled to was in use for 140 years irrigating a near the Fifth ward ...

Author : Donald E. Everett

Release : 1983

Publisher :

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A Bird-finding Guide to Mexico

Horned Lark Canyon Towhee Access / Birding Sites Violet - green Cassin's
Sparrow Birding sites near San Antonio de las AlSwallow Rufous - crowned
azanas are about 45-50 mi ( 75–80 km ; N. Rough - winged Sparrow 1.5-2.5
hours ) from ...

Author : Steve N. G. Howell

Release : 1999

Publisher : Cornell University Press

ISBN : 9780801485817

File Size : 84.32 MB

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In a guide that covers Mexico's best birdwatching sites, from Baja California to the Yucatan Peninsula, the coauthor of "A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America" selects over 100 sites where birders may see more than 950 species. 70 maps. 18 drawings.

Explorer's Guide Austin, San Antonio & the Texas Hill Country: A Great Destination (Second Edition)

In and around both Austin and San Antonio, it is always wise to budget some
extra time into your itinerary for inevitable congestion. Conversely, traffic in the
Hill Country flows at a leisurely pace; generally speaking, you can breeze
undeterred ...

Author : Amy K. Brown

Release : 2013-06-03

Publisher : The Countryman Press

ISBN : 1581577583

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The free-spirited, unpretentious Texas Hill Country is a treasure. Central Texas is an unpretentious, free-spirited region filled with treasured taquerias, hallowed music venues, juicy BBQ, and revered natural wonders. A non-stop schedule of cultural festivals makes for year-round revelry. Explore San Antonio's pedestrian-friendly River Walk, legendary Alamo and historic Mission Trail. Austin's internationally recognized music scene keeps feet tapping and its parks, trails, and swimming holes offer endless recreation. Take a carefree road trip through the Hill Country, past vineyards and wildflowers, to towns brimming with gourmet restaurants and relaxing B&Bs.