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Inquiry Question

Historical Context

Map 2




Table of

Locating the Site

Map 1: Mission sites and rivers in Texas.
[Graphic] Map 1 with link to higher quality map.

(Adapted from Missions Education Committee, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park: A Guidebook, San Antonio Junior League of San Antonio, 1986)

Questions for Map 1

1. Examine the location of the missions. What do their locations have in common? Why do you think that this was important?

2. Compare the dates of the first established mission, presidio (military town or encampment), and village with the dates of the first mission in the San Antonio River area. Why do you think the later missions were built in a more central part of Texas?

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