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Bexar County

1991

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Testing Of The San Jose Mission Acequia, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Bexar County, Texas, Anne A. Fox, I. Waynne Cox Jan 1991

Testing Of The San Jose Mission Acequia, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Bexar County, Texas, Anne A. Fox, I. Waynne Cox

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

The purpose of this project was to locate and identify the acequia madre, or main irrigation ditch, where it ran between the east wall of Mission San Jose and San Jose Drive and to trace out the location of another ditch, part of which was found during road construction in the area in 1981. After confirmation of the location of the main ditch through deed and archival research, a backhoe was used to precisely locate the ditch on the site. The second ditch was relocated and its course followed to the north boundary of the park property in this area ...


Archival Investigation Of The Pyron Homestead (41bx278), New City Block 7657, San Antonio, Texas, I. Waynne Cox Jan 1991

Archival Investigation Of The Pyron Homestead (41bx278), New City Block 7657, San Antonio, Texas, I. Waynne Cox

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

The Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, conducted an archival investigation on a portion of New City Block 7657 in southeast San Antonio for the Texas Trust Savings Bank of Marble Falls, Texas. The property contained the site of the historic Pyron House and thought to possibly also contain the buried remains of the San Jose acequia. The study revealed that the homestead was probably constructed in 1849, and although recently destroyed, the foundation remains in the ground. The research further revealed that the acequia did not pass through the property under study, but instead ...