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

The Acequias of San Antonio

An American Water Landmark

 

—Significant in the History of Public Water Supply —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
1. The Acequias of San Antonio Marker
Inscription.
San Antonio's original water system, started in 1718, consisted of eight acequias or canals taking water from the San Antonio River and San Pedro Crek. These acequias extended 15 miles from the headwaters of the San Antonio River to the five Spanish missions including the Alamo. Segments of the original system are still operational.
 
Erected by American Water Works Association.
 
Location. 29° 25.344′ N, 98° 29.286′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Touch for map. Marker is at the top of the steps leading to the River Walk near the Rio San Antonio Cruises (river boat) ticket office, about 250 feet SW of the intersection of Market and Losoya Streets, and about 100 feet NE of the River Walk's Arneson Theater (outdoor amphitheater). Marker is in this post office area: San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Naming of San Antonio (within shouting distance of this marker); Gray-Guilbeau House (within shouting distance of this marker); Bombach House and Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dashiell House (within shouting distance
The Acequias of San Antonio Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
2. The Acequias of San Antonio Marker
of this marker); La Villita (within shouting distance of this marker); 141st Infantry Regiment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Little Church of La Villita (about 300 feet away); Articles of Capitulation (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Also see . . .
1. Acequias. (Submitted on May 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Acequias Along the San Antonio River. (Submitted on May 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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View from The Acequias of San Antonio Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
3. View from The Acequias of San Antonio Marker
Looking SE toward the River Walk.
Near The Acequias of San Antonio Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
4. Near The Acequias of San Antonio Marker
Sign for the River Walk boat tour.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 904 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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