Mission San Juan Bautista

mission san juan bautista ruins

Christopher Talbot

 

Mission San Juan Bautista ruins, Guerrero, Coahuila, Mexico

Established in 1700 and located on a strategic location near a series of crossings on the west bank of the Rio Grande, Mission San Juan Bautista is often called the mother of the Texas missions. It was created to provide a convenient waypoint along already existing routes across the Rio Grande and to serve as a base for the conversion of Coahuiltecan Indians.

Time period: 1700s
Ownership: Private

 

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