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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Did You Know?
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.