• Mission San Jose

    El Camino Real de los Tejas

    National Historic Trail TX,LA

Mission Espada Aqueduct

mission espada aqueduct
Christopher Talbot
 

Mission Espada Aqueduct, Bexar County, Texas

This National Historic Landmark shows the vital role of water in the survival of missions in the vicinity of San Antonio. According to tradition, goat’s milk served as a cementing agent in the mortar used in constructing the aqueduct.

Time period: 1700s
Ownership: Private

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Daughters of the American Revolution granite marker sits on El Camino Real de los Tejas

San Antonio, Nacogdoches, and Laredo were founded along El Camino Real de los Tejas, now a national historic trail. Segments of the camino have become part of the modern highway system crossing Texas.