• The churches of San Antonio were the heart of the Spanish colonal mission communities.

    San Antonio Missions

    National Historical Park Texas

Places

National Parks take care of special places. And what can be more special than those places that gave birth and nurtured our ancestors. Their stories will be told elsewhere. Here we will tell you of their places.

Did You Know?

Fr. Bouchu sold one share of the San Juan Ditch Company in 1906 for $10.00.

that along two of San Antonio's Spanish acequias (irrigation ditches), the San Juan Ditch Water Corp and the Espada Ditch Comp retain water rights first granted in 1731? While the park is the major stake holder, private shareholders continue to use the water on their fields and in farm tanks.