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Ysleta in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site Of The First Mission In Texas

Corpus Christi de la Ysleta del Sur

 
 
Site Of The First Mission In Texas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, June 1996
1. Site Of The First Mission In Texas Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1682 By Don Antonio de Otermin and Padre Fray Francisco Ayeta O.F.M. for the civilizing and Christianizing of the Tigua Indians, Pueblo Revolt refugees, formally located at La Ysleta, New Mexico. Building damaged by floods of the Rio Grande and later by fire, but rebuilt on the exact site and in part on the walls of the original structure. Nearby was established the Pueblo of Ysleta, first Indian and Spanish settlements in Texas.
 
Erected 1936 by Texas State Council , Knights of Columbus.
 
Location. 31° 41.493′ N, 106° 19.656′ W. Marker is in Ysleta, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is at the intersection of South Zaragoza Road and Texas Highway 20 on South Zaragoza Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 South Zaragoza Rd, El Paso TX 79907, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Mission and Pueblo in Texas (here, next to this marker); Oldest Mission in Texas (here, next to this marker); Alderete-Candelaria House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ysleta Plaza (about 600 feet away);
The Mission image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, June 1996
2. The Mission
San Antonio de Senecú (approx. 1.5 miles away); Captain Frank Jones (approx. 1.5 miles away); Camino Real (approx. 2.7 miles away); Socorro (approx. 2.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Texas Almanac. (Submitted on January 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Wikipedia says. (Submitted on January 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Missions
One of several Missions that dot the region along the Rio Grande
    — Submitted January 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

2. A fire
... in 1907 damaged the mission. In 1916, the Rio
Grande was dammed and the area was heavily irrigated.
The resulting rise in the water table brought salt to the surface and the land became suitable for only salt
tolerant crops such as cotton.
    — Submitted January 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
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Corpus Christi de la Ysleta Del Sur Mission image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
3. Corpus Christi de la Ysleta Del Sur Mission
Mission detail image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, June 1996
4. Mission detail
 
 
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