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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BTF_lt-col-william-barret-travis_San-Antonio-TX.html
Legend states that in 1836 Lt. Col. William Barret Travis unsheathed his sword and drew a line on this ground before his battle-weary men stating: "Those prepared to give their lives in Freedom's cause, come over to me!"
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM294G_river-communities_San-Antonio-TX.html
The isolated Spanish outpost established a short distance northwest of here in 1718 was soon relocated to a more protected area between the river and San Pedro Creek in today's center city. The mission and its religious community were placed east …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM294D_st-anthony-de-padua_San-Antonio-TX.html
San Antonio is named for the Catholic saint, Anthony (San Antonio) of Padua. Born in Portugal in 1195, he joined the Franciscan order and became a celebrated teacher of scripture. Anthony was declared a saint in 1232, less than a year after his de…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM294C_missions-in-the-san-antonio-river-valley_San-Antonio-TX.html
Spain, which ruled Mexico for 300 years ending in 1821, paid little attention to its northeastern frontier until French settlers built outposts near the Red River in Louisiana. The Spanish responded by establishing missions in East Texas in the 16…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM293R_the-river-in-the-1900s_San-Antonio-TX.html
The San Antonio River became a muddy, trash filled eyesore in the early 1900s. Alarmed city leaders rallied to save the beloved waterway by clearing away mud and debris, planting grass, and pumping water into the empty channel. Civic organizations…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2937_navarro-street-bridge_San-Antonio-TX.html
San Antonio's population tripled to 161,000 between 1900 and 1920. Commercial and residential development boomed, and automobiles and streetcars clogged narrow thoroughfares. Local leaders recognized the need to modernize the outdated infrastructu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2926_twohig-house_San-Antonio-TX.html
Irish immigrant John Twohig built his house here on the San Antonio River in the late 1840s. A suspended footbridge connected the house with his business on the opposite side of the river. Twohig became known as the "breadline banker" f…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2925_the-san-antonio-river_San-Antonio-TX.html
The San Antonio River begins four miles north of here, fed by springs that rise from the Edwards Aquifer deep below the Texas Hill Country. The river is also fed by tributaries along its winding, southeasterly course to join the Guadalupe River ne…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM291H_still-on-patrol_San-Antonio-TX.html
U.S. Navy Submarines paid heavily for their success in World War II. A total of 374 officers and 3131 men are on board these 52 submarines still on "patrol" We shall never forget that it was our submarines that held the lines against the enemy …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28RC_travis-street-crossing_San-Antonio-TX.html
County leaders purchased land on the west bank of the San Antonio River in 1859, intending to build a new courthouse and jail. Their plans changed and the property was sold in 1866 to a miller, Jacob Laux, who dammed the river and built a four-sto…
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