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Mission San Juan, one of the four Spanish missions at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Texas


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Site of the original Espada Aqueduct dam

Site of the original Espada Aqueduct dam

The original Espada Dam and Aqueduct was completed in 1745. This dam is said to be the oldest in the country, and continues to deliver water just as it always has.

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Texas

Date photographed: April 5, 2014
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San Juan Mission church campanario

San Juan Mission church campanario

The unique feature of the church at Mission San Juan is the placement of the campanario, or bell wall, parallel to the long side of the church. Usually the bells are placed across the front of the church, or in a wall adjacent to it. Whatever the placement, the distinctive outline of a campanario has come to symbolize Spanish missions in Texas, the Southwest, and California.

Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Texas

Date photographed: April 5, 2014
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Bronze map and the church at Mission San Juan

Bronze map and the church at Mission San Juan

An unusual bronze map shows the layout of the plaza and buildings at Mission San Juan.

Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Texas

Date photographed: April 5, 2014
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The New Espada Dam on the San Antonio River

The New Espada Dam on the San Antonio River

The New Espada Dam is on a flood control channel, bypassing the original river and historic Espada Dam. It forms part of a bicycle trail that connects historic sites along the river from the Alamo in downtown San Antonio to Mission Espada.

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Texas

Date photographed: April 5, 2014
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