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

    San Antonio Missions

    National Historical Park Texas

Park Store

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The Park Store has a good collection of books dealing with Spanish, Mexican, and Texas history. Additionally, it carries items connected to the Hispanic and American Indian heritage.

The Park Store is operated by Western National Parks Association, a non-profit organization authorized by Congress to assist the National Park Service in the support of educational and scientific research projects.

Click here for the home page of Western National Parks Association.
 

For the reading recommendations of the Park Rangers on Spanish Colonial and mission history, please follow the links below.

For kids and educators

General audiences

Did You Know?

Longhorn cattle evolved from 3 breeds of cattle that the Spanish imported in the 18th century.

that Texas longhorn cattle evolved from 3 breeds the Spanish imported to the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries? They were the barrenda or piebald, the retinto, and ganado prieto. Modern longhorn have long legs and a narrow body - perfectly suited to travel long distances in dry, harsh country.