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American Material Culture

2007

Menard County

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Spanish Colonial Documents Pertaining To Mission Santa Cruz De San Saba (41mn23), Menard County, Texas, Mariah F. Wade, Jennifer K. Mcwilliams, Douglas K. Boyd Jan 2007

Spanish Colonial Documents Pertaining To Mission Santa Cruz De San Saba (41mn23), Menard County, Texas, Mariah F. Wade, Jennifer K. Mcwilliams, Douglas K. Boyd

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

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is widening a 5-mile-long section of FM 2092 west of Menard in Menard County, Texas. The highway passes immediately south of the site of the Mission Santa Cruz de San Sabá (41MN23). Built in 1757 and destroyed in 1758, the mission is a time capsule of Spanish colonial archeology in the northern frontier of New Spain, along with the related Presidio de las Amarillas (41MN1, popularly known as Presidio San Sabá), which was occupied from 1757 to 1768. The presidio location has long been known, but researchers did not rediscover the mission site until ...