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

Padre Damian Massanet's Table

by Rolando Briseno

 
 
Padre Damian Massanet's Table Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
1. Padre Damian Massanet's Table Marker
Inscription.
This sculpture symbolizes the first Mass celebrated in San Antonio on June 13, 1691. The day before, the first Spanish expedition to march across Texas to the Louisiana border reached a stream the Indians called Yanaguana -- “Place of Restful Waters” -- which the Spaniards led by Captain Domingo de Teran and Padre Damian Massanet, O.F.M., named the Rio de San Antonio “because it was his day” -- the Feast Day of the great St. Anthony of Padua.

June 13, 1991
 
Erected 1991 by Bexar Caravan No. 56, International Order of Alhambra.
 
Location. 29° 25.367′ N, 98° 29.393′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Touch for map. Marker is along the River Walk, between Presa and Navarro Streets, adjacent to the Hotel Contessa (which fronts Market Street). Marker is at or near this postal address: 306 W. Market Street, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Mill Crossing (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowen's Island (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benito Juarez (about 400 feet away); Naming of San Antonio
Padre Damian Massanet's Table Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
2. Padre Damian Massanet's Table Sculpture
(about 400 feet away); Bowen-Kirchner House (about 400 feet away); Hessler House (about 500 feet away); Losana House (about 500 feet away); Tejada House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Also see . . .
1. Padre Damian Massanet. (Submitted on May 18, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Spanish Exploration of Texas. (Submitted on May 18, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Padre Damian Massanet's Table Sculpture & Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
3. Padre Damian Massanet's Table Sculpture & Marker
Padre Damian Massanet's Table Sculpture & Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
4. Padre Damian Massanet's Table Sculpture & Marker
Looking SE toward the Presa Street Bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,591 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 18, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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