• 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?

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.