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Main/Military Plaza in San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Dolorosa Street

 
 
Dolorosa Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 8, 2023
1. Dolorosa Street Marker
Inscription.  Theories about the origin of the name (painful in Spanish) vary. The most likely is that it was named for the Via Dolorosa, held by tradition to be the path Jesus Christ followed to his crucifixion. Another popular belief is that the wives, mothers, and daughters of local rebels defeated at the Battle of the Medina in 1813 were harshly forced to cook and wash for Spanish soldiers in a compound located on the street.
 
Erected 2022 by San Pedro Creek Cultural Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansWars, Non-USWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1813.
 
Location. 29° 25.457′ N, 98° 29.78′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. It is in Main/Military Plaza. Marker is on Dolorosa Street, 0.1 miles east of South Laredo Street. The marker is located along the north side of Dolorosa Street at the bridge in the park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. The Healing Arts West of the Creek (here, next to this marker); A Poor Settlement Takes Shape at the Northern Frontier of New Spain
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(here, next to this marker); Laredito and the Tale of Two San Antonios (within shouting distance of this marker); Urban Renewal and the Expansion of Government Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); The Buried Past is Never Lost (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza de Armas: Center of Commerce and Government (within shouting distance of this marker); Jose Francisco Ruiz (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish Governor's Palace (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Also see . . .  Where beauty meets purpose. San Pedro Creek Culture Park (Submitted on January 23, 2023, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Dolorosa Street Marker on the bridge in the park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 8, 2023
2. The Dolorosa Street Marker on the bridge in the park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2023, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 23, 2023, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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Jun. 23, 2024