“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Hemisfair in San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Acequia Madre de Valero

Acequia Madre de Valero Marker image. Click for full size.
cmh2315fl via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0), December 30, 2020
1. Acequia Madre de Valero Marker
Inscription.  One in a network of ditches begun by the Spanish and their Indian charges at the founding of San Antonio in 1718. Hand-dug and made of dressed limestone, the acequia diverted water from San Antonio River through fields belonging to San Antonio de Valero Mission. Irrigation was the key to the growth of mission and town. The ditch paralleled present Broadway by Brackenridge Park and Alamo Street, then fed back into the river southwest of this section. It became part of modern waterworks after 1877. This section was restored, 1968.
Erected 1968 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 78.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the ASCE Civil Engineering Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1718.
Location. 29° 25.178′ N, 98° 29.207′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. It is in Hemisfair. Marker can be reached from East Nueva Street north of Hemisfair Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. Marker is in Goliad Plaza.
Acequia Madre de Valero Second Marker image. Click for full size.
cmh2315fl via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0), December 30, 2020
2. Acequia Madre de Valero Second Marker
This marker notes the Acequias of San Antonio has been designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
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Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 630 E Nueva St, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Halff House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The German-English School Buildings (about 600 feet away); Commemorating (about 600 feet away); El Quartel (El Cuartel) (about 700 feet away); The Caile House (about 700 feet away); Dolores Alderete House (about 800 feet away); The Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas (approx. 0.2 miles away); La Villita (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2022. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 8, 2022.

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