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Menard in Menard County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Paso de la Santa Cruz

(Holy Cross Ford)

 
 
Paso de la Santa Cruz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 3, 2010
1. Paso de la Santa Cruz Marker
Inscription. Spot where in 1753 Juan Galvan, Spanish explorer, put up a huge cross, to show his choice of site for Mission San Saba. Indians gathered at the cross, remaining to participate in the first known Christian worship service in this area.

The Mission, 2 miles east, and the river ford were both named for the cross.
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3952.)
 
Location. 30° 55.447′ N, 99° 47.047′ W. Marker is in Menard, Texas, in Menard County. Marker is on Frisco Avenue (U.S. 83) near U.S. 190, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Menard TX 76859, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frisco Depot (here, next to this marker); "The Ditch" (approx. half a mile away); Arroyo de Juan Lorenzo (approx. 0.8 miles away); Real Presidio de San Saba (approx. one mile away); Great Western Trail (approx. 1.5 miles away); Site of Mission Santa Cruz de San Saba (approx. 3 miles away); Pegleg Crossing on the San Saba (approx. 11.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Mission San Saba. Mission referenced on marker. (Submitted on April 8, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
Paso de la Santa Cruz and Frisco Depot markers in front of Frisco Depot image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, April 3, 2010
2. Paso de la Santa Cruz and Frisco Depot markers in front of Frisco Depot
 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 744 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   2. submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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