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East Texas Beginnings

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4 minutes, 50 seconds

What brought the Spanish into Texas in the late 1600s into the 1700s to establish mission communities along the San Antonio River.

 

New Skills, New Life

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4 minutes, 47 seconds

Men in particular had to learn new skills in order to survive in Spanish colonial Texas.

 

Mission Women

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4 minutes, 13 seconds

Women's lives did not change drastically when they moved into the Spanish missions - they were still the wives, mothers, and homekeepers.

 

Farming and Ranching

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5 minutes, 4 seconds

The Indians of south-central Texas were hunter-gatherers for millinia. When they entered the Spanish missions they became farmers and ranchers.

 

A Child's Life

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4 minutes, 29 seconds

Children were not too different from today's. A major difference was their need to work along side of their parents in order for the family and community to survive.

 

Mission Vaqueros

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4 minutes, 43 seconds

The first cowboys came out of the mission ranches. Their job was critical to the survial and prosperity of each mission. Their legacy lives on.

 

Frontier Franciscan

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4 minutes, 18 seconds

These intrepid men toiled on the outskirts of Spanish civilization to bring new souls to God and new citizens to the King.

 

Get Outdoors!

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1 minute

Brief public information video on Get Outdoors! event.

 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Headquarters
2202 Roosevelt Avenue

San Antonio, TX 78210

Phone:

(210) 932-1001
This number will reach the Park's Visitor Center, open seven days a week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, except Thanksgiving Day, December 25th, and New Year's Day. To reach Park Headquarters, dial (210) 534-8833. This office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, and closed on all federal holidays.

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