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San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

This Noble Cottonwood

 
 
This Noble Cottonwood Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. This Noble Cottonwood Marker
Inscription. This noble cottonwood grew on the bank of an acequia dug by the Franciscan Fathers. That ancient, historic canal flowed on the East side of the Alamo (Mission San Antonio de Velero) and through this patio.
 
Erected 1931 by De Zavala Chapter - Texas Historical and Landmarks Association, Daughters and Sons of the Heroes and Pioneers Of the Republic of Texas.
 
Location. 29° 25.5′ N, 98° 29.133′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Touch for map. Located in the inner courtyard of the Menger Hotel. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Alamo in 1836 (within shouting distance of this marker); Menger Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Menger Bar (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding of the Pan American Round Table (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers of the War of 1812 Who Fought for Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Menger Hotel
This Noble Cottonwood Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. This Noble Cottonwood Marker
The marker is located in the courtyard of the Menger Hotel along a wall that has several other historical markers.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Alamo in 1836 (about 300 feet away); The Defense of The Alamo (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
More about this marker. There used to be numerous cottonwood trees in the courtyard plaza. Sadly, all that remains is this historical marker.
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryMan-Made FeaturesNotable PlacesWaterways & Vessels
 
The Alamo image. Click for full size.
By R. C., May 4, 2010
3. The Alamo
The canal described on this historical marker would have flown along the right (Eastern) side of the Alamo.
Alamo Acquia image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
4. Alamo Acquia
The acquia described on the cottonwood marker still flows on the Alamo next to the Menger Hotel.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 844 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 11, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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