Mission Espada Aqueduct
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
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The identification of El Camino Real de los Tejas's route, now a national historic trail, was based largely on travel diaries, chronicles, and records of Spanish explorers.