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Historical Markers and War Memorials in San Antonio, Texas

Clickable Map of Bexar County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Bexar County, TX (374) Atascosa County, TX (42) Bandera County, TX (51) Comal County, TX (72) Guadalupe County, TX (68) Kendall County, TX (77) Medina County, TX (85) Wilson County, TX (43)  BexarCounty(374) Bexar County (374)  AtascosaCounty(42) Atascosa County (42)  BanderaCounty(51) Bandera County (51)  ComalCounty(72) Comal County (72)  GuadalupeCounty(68) Guadalupe County (68)  KendallCounty(77) Kendall County (77)  MedinaCounty(85) Medina County (85)  WilsonCounty(43) Wilson County (43)
San Antonio is the county seat for Bexar County
San Antonio is in Bexar County
      Bexar County (374)  
      Atascosa County (42)  
      Bandera County (51)  
      Comal County (72)  
      Guadalupe County (68)  
      Kendall County (77)  
      Medina County (85)  
      Wilson County (43)  
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1Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — "Flower the Tower"Convention Center Service Project — June 24, 2001 —
Founded in 1905, Rotary International is headquartered in Evanston, Illinois and is the world’s oldest service organization. This plaque is erected on the occasion of the 92nd Annual Convention in which more than 20,000 Rotarians from over 120 . . . Map (db m30193) HM
2Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 6 — "Kelly No. 2" Flight Line
In November 1916, Maj. Benjamin Foulois of the Aviation Section of the U.S. Army's Signal Corps chose a tract of land approximately three-fourths of a mile to the southeast of this spot to serve as a flying field for the Army Aviation Corps. In . . . Map (db m65285) HM
3Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — "The Founders"
56 Canary Islanders founded a village, "San Fernando de Béjar", after arriving March 9, 1731. They walked nearly 1,200 miles from Veracruz, with children, livestock and all their worldly possessions, for more than six months after a . . . Map (db m179534) HM
4Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 17054 — In Re Ricardo Rodriguez
In 1896, a court case involving Ricardo Rodríguez brought attention to questions of citizenship and voting rights for Mexican Texans. Although several actions had granted citizenship to large numbers of Tejanos during the 1800s, some sought to . . . Map (db m130096) HM
5Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — San Antonio: The Flavor of Its Pastby Donald Everett, San Antonio Express, June 3, 1879 — Main Plaza —
In years gone by, the southern portion of Main Plaza was devoted to the restaurant purposes of the Mexicans, and there one could obtain at any time a plate of chili-con-carne, frijoles, tamales, or whatever his taste might crave in the way of . . . Map (db m30206) HM
6Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 141st Infantry Regiment"Remember the Alamo" — Oldest Militia Unit in Texas —
Texas Revolution - 1836 Spanish-American War - 1898 Cuban Occupation - 1898 Mexican Border Serivce - 1916 World War I - 1918 World War II 1940-1945 Campaigns Naples-Foggia • Anzio Rome-Arno • Southern France Ardennes • Alsace . . . Map (db m32656) HM
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7Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 200th Anniversary of San Antonio Municipal Government
. . . Map (db m30205) HM
8Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 4519 — 250th Anniversary of the Founding of San Antonio
Area was first explored and named by Spaniards in 1691. Colonial settlement began here May 1-5, 1718, with founding of Franciscan Mission San Antonio de Valero (later known as "The Alamo"). In vicinity of the mission was the Presidio San Antonio . . . Map (db m30588) HM
9Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 4 Pound Replica Cannons
These iron 4 pound cannon replicas are based on the measurements of the cannons recovered in 1852 by Samuel Maverick near the northwest corner of the Alamo. Archival research indicates that these cannons were on site but not in use during the Battle . . . Map (db m188609) HM
10Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — A National Cemetery System
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the US government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury tallen Union . . . Map (db m163714) HM
11Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Acequia (Irrigation Ditch)
Acequia or irrigation ditch, part of the original acequia built to supply farms and the Mission San Antonio del Valero.Map (db m30716) HM
12Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 78 — Acequia Madre de Valero
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 . . . Map (db m195103) HM
13Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 86 — Adina de Zavala(November 28, 1861 – March 1, 1955)
As the granddaughter of Lorenzo de Zavala (1789-1836), first vice-president of the Republic of Texas, young Adina de Zavala was exposed to vivid accounts of Texas' revolutionary and republican past. She became a guiding force in the preservation . . . Map (db m61083) HM
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14Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 15124 — Adina Emilia de Zavala
Teacher, historian and preservationist Adina Emilia de Zavala was born in Harris County, Texas, on November 28, 1861. She was the daughter of Augustine and Julia Tyrrell de Zavala, and the granddaughter of Lorenzo de Zavala, first Vice-President of . . . Map (db m163739) HM
15Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Alamo Funeral Pyre
On this spot bodies of heroes slain at the Alamo were burned on a funeral pyre. Fragments of the bodies were afterward buried here. This tablet is the gift of relatives of Green B. Jemision and of other friends. Second Marker The De . . . Map (db m30589) HM
16Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 96 — Alamo Low Barracks and Main Gateway
Mission San Antonio de Valero, established nearby in 1718, was relocated here in 1724. By 1762, the mission plaza was enclosed by thick stone and adobe walls. The 11x14-foot main gateway was located at this site along the south wall. In 1803 . . . Map (db m30713) HM
17Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 98 — Alamo Portland and Roman Cement Company
Near this site in 1879, Englishman William Loyd discovered a blue argillaceous limestone believed to be a natural cement rock. Analysis by San Antonio druggist and chemist George H. Kalteyer confirmed the rock contained proper proportions of lime . . . Map (db m65282) HM
18Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 11741 — Alejo de la Encarnación Pérez(March 23, 1835 - October 10, 1918)
Alejo de la Encarnación Pérez, infant son of Maria Juana Navarro Pérez, was the youngest known survivor of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo. From 1861 to 1864 Alejo served in the Confederate Army. After the Civil War he served the city of San Antonio in . . . Map (db m201644) HM
19Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 18172 — Alfred Giles House
Alfred Giles is remembered as a major architect who designed many edifices throughout Texas in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in 1853 in Hillingdon, Middlesex County, England, Giles spent his early days as an architect's . . . Map (db m118800) HM
20Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — American DancersFerdinand Roemer, Texas, 1849 — Main Plaza —
The dancers who... were many young Americans...sought earnestly to act gracefully toward their partners, but in comparison with the natural charm and grace of their companions, the contrast was very obvious. This national difference was still more . . . Map (db m188818) HM
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21Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — American Legion Memorial Highway
. . . Map (db m30201) HM
22Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — An Archaeological PuzzleArchaeology for Preservation
At this location an exciting discovery was made. Approximately two feet below the current surface archaeologist recently uncovered a circular stone platform - but what is it? Alamo archaeologist Kristi Nichols explains, "It appears to be . . . Map (db m188522) HM
23Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Articles of Capitulation
In this place General Cos signed articles capitulating to the Texans who under Milam and Johnson took San Antonio Dec. 9, 1835.Map (db m82889) HM
24Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 300 — Barbed Wire
At first called "Devil's Rope" by cowboys, barbed wire was patented in 1873 but found little favor with Texas cattlemen until the late 1870s, when its use and practicality were shown in a sensational demonstration here in San Antonio. Its . . . Map (db m61084) HM
25Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 11742 — Barbed Wire Demonstration
Once called "bobwire" by cowboys, barbed wire was a French invention first patented in the U.S., in 1867, but it did not gain favor with cattlemen until late 1870s. Joseph Glidden of Dekalb, Illinois, received a patent for his barbed wire in 1874, . . . Map (db m30607) HM
26Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Battle of the Alamo
By 1835, tensions between those in Mexico who supported republican ideals and the centralist Mexican government had escalated into all-out war. Seeking their independence, Texan revolutionaries won the town of San Antonio de Béxar from . . . Map (db m188616) HM
27Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 13266 — Belgian Transit of Venus Observation Site
The year 1639 marked the first recorded observation of Venus crossing the Sun. Sir Edmund Halley (1656-1742) later predicted that using data from such crossings, known as transits, scientists could precisely quantify the astronomical unit of . . . Map (db m179653) HM
28Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Benito Juarez1806 - 1872
El Presidente Benito Juárez encabezó la Reforma que consolidó el México moderno, defendió la soberanía nacional contra la intervención extranjera e impulsó el desarrollo económico del país. As one of the creators of modern Mexico, President . . . Map (db m82940) HM
29Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Bexar County Commissioners CourtBexar County Plaza / Bexar County Courthouse / Lady Justice Fountain
Nelson W. Wolff – County Judge Sergio “Chico” Rodriguez – Commissioner, Pct. 1 Paul Elizondo – Commissioner, Pct. 2 Kevin A. Wolff – Commissioner, Pct. 3 Tommy Adkisson – Commissioner, Pct. . . . Map (db m118105) HM
30Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 400 — Bexar County Under Nine Governments
The administrative government of Bexar County, besides being the oldest in Texas, is distinguished by having served under nine governments. The community served under Spanish rule from May, 1718, until January, 1811, when it was taken over by . . . Map (db m53972) HM
31Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 18355 — Biesenbach House
A German immigrant, August Biesenbach (1848-1915) and his wife, Louisa (1852-1916), began construction of this house in 1880. The walls of the house are stucco over brick with a hipped roof and Gothic Revival details. From 1910 to 1955, the house . . . Map (db m118875) HM
32Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Bivouac of the Dead
From The Bivouac of the Dead By Theodore O'Hara The muffled drum's sad roll has beat The soldier's last tattoo, No more on life's parade shall meet That brave and fallen few. On Fame's eternal camping-ground Their silent . . . Map (db m177357) WM
33Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 447 — Boldtville Schoolhouse
Land for this schoolhouse was given to Bexar County in 1919 by Albert F. Boldt. During that year this two-room building was constructed by local resident Fritz Gembler. From 1919 until 1960 it served as an educational facility for the children of . . . Map (db m205699) HM
34Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — S — Bolivar Hall
Construction of Bolivar Hall was begun in 1940 and completed in 1941. The combination library, museum, and community center was dedicated to the promotion of inter-American peace, and was named in honor of South American patriot, Simon Bolivar. . . . Map (db m82915) HM
35Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — H — Bombach House and Store
Otto Bombach, a carpenter, built this combination house and store in 1856 before moving to Mexico. His wife lived here and managed the property until it was sold in 1869. Victor Bracht, author of Texas in 1848, lived here briefly, and in . . . Map (db m82888) HM
36Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — B — Bowen-Kirchner House
Margarita Pérez de Rodríguez, consort of Compañía de Béxar soldier Jose Antonio Rodríguez, was given this land "in satisfaction of her constitutional allowance." She sold the property in 1851 to San Antonio postmaster John Bowen, who conveyed it to . . . Map (db m82896) HM
37Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Bowen's Island
The narrow strip of land known to residents in the middle 1800s as Galveston Island was actually a peninsula surrounded on three sides by a bend in the San Antonio River. It was called an island because the fourth side was almost completely closed . . . Map (db m128527) HM
38Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 474 — Bowen's Island
This tract of land is a natural peninsula in the San Antonio River. It once was bounded by the river on three sides and on the fourth by the Concepcion Acequia. In 1845 John Bowen, a native of Philadelphia, bought the property from Maria Josefa . . . Map (db m30864) HM
39Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 568 — Bullis House — Gen. John Lampham Bullis —
Official Historical Medallion - Texas Historical Commission Completed in 1909 for Gen. John Lampham Bullis, this Neo-Classical Revival Residence was designed by San Antonio architect Harvey Page. A native of New York, Bullis spent much of his . . . Map (db m35099) HM
40Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Cannon From the Battle of the Alamo
Spanish soldiers saved this 18th-century cannon from a shipwreck in Matagorda Bay located off the Texas coast in 1817. It was brought to San Antonio where it was later captured by Texian forces during the Battle of Béxar (1835). The following year, . . . Map (db m188593) HM
41Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 3329 — Capt. José Antonio Menchaca
A Veteran of San Jacinto Born in San Antonio 1797 Died November 1. 1879 His Wife Teresa Ramon Menchaca Born in July, 1796 Died February 7, 1874Map (db m201642) HM WM
42Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 2338 — Captain Lee Hall(October 9, 1849 - March 17, 1911)
Heroic defender of honor of Texas and the United States. Born in Lexington, N.C., came to Texas in 1869. Gained National fame as Grayson County Marshal and Deputy Sheriff, 1871 - 1876. Served with Frontier Battalion, Texas Rangers, 1876 - 1880, . . . Map (db m163407) HM
43Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Carl Hilmar Guenther House
Has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by The United States Department of the Interior 1990 Map (db m118878) HM
44Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 2287 — Carl Wilhelm August Groos House
One of the founders of the Groos National Bank, Carl W. Goos (1830-1893) came to Texas from Germany in 1848. The Groos home, designed by Alfred Giles, was built in 1880 by John H. Campmann. Porch detailing on the Victorian residence reveals . . . Map (db m118893) HM
45Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 3555 — Casa José Antonio Navarro
Casa José Antonio Navarro has been designated a National Historic Landmark Home of statesman and historian José Antonio Navarro (1795-1871), signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, a writer of the State Constitution, . . . Map (db m131014) HM
46Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Casa NavarroState Historical Park
One block south of the O'Henry house is the Casa Navarro, a historic adobe homesite that was owned by José Antonio Navarro (1795-1871). Navarro, a prominent San Antonio rancher and merchant, served as a Texas legislator under the governments of . . . Map (db m179458) HM
47Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 788 — Central Catholic High School
This school originated at a time when San Antonio lacked a boys' school of any kind. Bishop Jean-Marie Odin obtained teachers in France from the Society of Mary: Nicholas Koenig, Jean-Baptiste Laignaux, and Xavier Mauclerc. Andrew Edel, another . . . Map (db m179618) HM
48Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 791 — Central Christian Church
Evangelist David Pennington came to San Antonio in 1883 and organized this Christian (Disciples of Christ) congregation. He held worship services in a variety of borrowed facilities until a sanctuary was constructed at this site in 1884. Central . . . Map (db m179572) HM
49Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 2943 — Charles Frederick King
Served in the Texas Army 1836 • • Was Mayor of San Antonio, 1847 - 1849 and 1852 - 1853 • Born in New Hampshire, January 17, 1811 Died in San Antonio, May 13, 1869Map (db m177381) HM
50Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 841 — Christ Episcopal Church
Episcopalians first worshiped in this Laurel Heights neighborhood in 1907, under the auspices of St. Mark's Church downtown. Christ Episcopal Church was formed in 1911, with the Rev. John D. Ridout as its first rector. In 1913, ground was broken . . . Map (db m176083) HM
51Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 848 — Christopher Columbus Italian Society Hall
Constructed by the Christopher Columbus Italian Society in 1927 to complement the San Francesco Di Paola Catholic Church next door, this building was dedicated in January 1928. Designed by Richard Vander Stratten and built by Luigi L. Guido and . . . Map (db m179409) HM
52Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Civil War Centennial 1861 - 1961Main Plaza — February 16, 1861 —
. . . Map (db m30332) HM
53Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Clara DriscollLest We Forget
Title to the Alamo Mission property, acquired through her efforts and her personal fortune, was conveyed by Clara Driscoll to the State of Texas, Sept. 5th 1905: “That the sacred shrine be saved from the encroachments of . . . Map (db m30734) HM
54Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 1287 — Clara Driscoll(April 2, 1881 - July 17, 1945)
A descendant of early Texas colonists, including a veteran of San Jacinto, Clara Driscoll was born in Refugio County and grew up as a wealthy rancher's daughter. In 1903, soon after returning from school in Europe, she learned that the Long . . . Map (db m30130) HM
55Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 16417 — Coker Cemetery
South Carolina native John "Jack" Coker came to Texas in 1834 and fought in the Battle of San Jacinto. In gratitude for his service, Coker received from the Republic of Texas a one-third league, which totalled 1,920 acres and was situated along . . . Map (db m177119) HM
56Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 3371 — Col. Edward Miles(Feb. 8, 1816 - Apr. 1, 1889) — Noted Texas Soldier —
Came to Texas 1829. Served in Battles of Anahuac and San Jacinto in Texas War for Independence and the Indian, Mexican and Civil Wars. Born Natchez, Miss., Married Mary Ann Sawyer 1850. Prominent in Civic and Public Affairs. Recorded - . . . Map (db m163736) HM
57Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 4385 — Col. José Francisco Ruiz
. . . Map (db m201637) HM
58Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Colonel Henry Wax KarnesIn Memory of the Famous Scout and Spy
Captain of a Company of Infantry at San Jacinto Elected Colonel of Cavalry May 10, 1837 Born in Tennessee Sept. 12, 1812 Died at San Antonio Aug. 16, 1840Map (db m179891) HM
59Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Colonel William B. Travis
(Born August 1, 1809) sacrificed his life for Texas liberty while defending the north wall of the Alamo in the vicinity of the present day federal building (across Houston) on March 6, 1836.Map (db m188587) HM
60Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Comanche Lookout
At an elevation of 1340 feet, Comanche Hill is the fourth highest point in Bexar County. The hill lies on the southeastern edge of the Edwards Plateau and makes up the western edge of the Blackland Prairie. Throughout history this site has provided . . . Map (db m157297) HM
61Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Commemorating
The 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) signing ceremony which occurred in this place on October 7, 1992 between the countries of Canada, Mexico, and the United States of America. From left to right (standing) . . . Map (db m82883) HM
62Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Commerce Street
Life in San Antonio in the 1700s revolved around Main and Military plazas west of the river and Mission San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo) east of the river. Residents traveled between the plazas and mission along an unpaved street that led to a . . . Map (db m119155) HM
63Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 1002 — Commerce Street Bridge
The main ford between San Fernando de Bexar (the city) and San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo), this river crossing has long been a focal point of history. At its footbridge on Feb 23, 1836, Alamo emissary Albert Martin met to parley with Santa Anna's . . . Map (db m30591) HM
64Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 5247 — Committee on Public SafetyTexas and the Civil War
Created by Texas Secession Convention, Jan. 1861. A committee of 15 men to prevent public disorder and - in the face of open hostility from Governor Sam Houston - enforce secession convention mandates. On Feb.18,1861, in what might well have . . . Map (db m176130) HM
65Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 1023 — Confederate Cemetery
This cemetery is located within part of a 40-acre grant of land given to the city of San Antonio by the King of Spain. The property was later subdivided into twenty-nine separate cemeteries by city aldermen, and this area was designated as City . . . Map (db m30150) HM
66Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez(1916 - 2000)
Native San Antonian Henry B. Gonzalez spent 45 years in elective public office (city, state, federal) doing what he liked most - serving the people of San Antonio. As his seniority in Congress grew, he developed a greater role in serving the entire . . . Map (db m31890) HM
67Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Council House
Here stood the early Court House, City Council Room, etc., and where occurred the Indian Massacre in 1840, and where the Court was captured in 1842. De Zavala Daughters of the Heroes of Texas. 1924.Map (db m142413) HM
68Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Crockett Hotel
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m118895) HM
69Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — D.A. (Jack) Harris1834 - 1882
Jack Harris was born in Connecticut in 1834 and ran away to sea at the age of 12. In 1856 he was a member of William Walker's Nicaragua Expedition where he was captured and put in front of a firing squad before being rescued by Walker. Harris . . . Map (db m156442) HM
70Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 14453 — Davenport Cemetery
William Davenport was born in 1820 in Saltville township, Virginia. His family later lived in Kentucky before settling in present-day Kaufman County, Texas in 1843. There William met and married Mary Ware, daughter of Texas Revolutionary veteran . . . Map (db m195451) HM
71Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — David Crockett(1786-1836) — Frontiersman, American Humorist, Politician and Alamo Defender —
David Crockett was a frontiersman who became a well-known politician and humorist in early 19th Century America. In a period of history that celebrated the rise of the common man, no common man rose higher from such humble beginnings. "Davy" . . . Map (db m188527) HM
72Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 13398 — David J. and May Bock Woodward House(The Women's Club of San Antonio Clubhouse)
In 1904 renowned architect Atlee B. Ayres designed this house for the family of May Bock and David J. Woodward, a prominent business man and contractor. May was instrumental in designing the house, working closely with Ayres on the plans. David . . . Map (db m176067) HM
73Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Dawson Massacre MemorialSeptember 18, 1842
Dawson Massacre Memorial September 18, 1842 Erected by Alamo Mission Chapter Daughters of The Republic of TexasMap (db m85982) WM
74Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Defender of the Alamo
In 1836, an 18-pounder cannon similar to the one seen here was mounted to defend the Alamo's southwest corner. The 18-pounder played a legendary role in the prelude to the battle. After a brief parlay, the Alamo's commanding officer Lt. . . . Map (db m188611) HM
75Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 13385 — Don José de Jesús Rodríguez1822 - 1889
Veteran in the Texas War for Independence 1835 - 1836 One of the Storming Party Who Entered Bexar December 5, 1835 an Honored Citizen Soldier and Ranger of TexasMap (db m201639) HM
76Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 5918 — Don Juan Ximenes
. . . Map (db m201640) HM
77Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Draws a Revolver and Fires AwayA Journey Through Texas, Frederick Law Olmsted, 1857 — Main Plaza —
The street affrays are numerous and characteristic. More often than otherwise, the parties meet upon the plaza by chance, and each, on catching sight of his enemy, draws a revolver and fires away. As the actors are under more or less excitement, . . . Map (db m188827) HM
78Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Edward Steves HomesteadBuilt 1876
Given in 1952 by his granddaughter, Edna Steves Vaughan, and her husband, Curtis T. Vaughan. Owned, restored and maintained as a house museum by the San Antonio Conservation Society.Map (db m118861) HM
79Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 15407 — Elias and Lucy Edmonds House
Former Confederate officer and Virginia state legislator Elias Edmonds married Lucy Noyes Hall in 1871, and they moved to San Antonio that year. In 1877, they built one of the first houses in the King William neighborhood. Elias was a successful . . . Map (db m118798) HM
80Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 16245 — Emma Tenayuca(December 21, 1916 - July 23, 1999)
During the 1930s, San Antonio native Emma Tenayuca was a prominent leader of a movement that fought deplorable working conditions, discrimination and unfair wages on behalf of the city's working poor. As a child, Tenayuca had often visited the . . . Map (db m201905) HM
81Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 1498 — Ernst Homestead
Built about 1890, this home was constructed on land bordering the Mission Concepcion Acequia (Canal). In 1896 the site was purchased by Prussian native William Ernst (1830-1904), a former mail carrier between Fredericksburg and San Antonio. Ernst . . . Map (db m61089) HM
82Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Espada Aqueduct
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1955 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States . . . Map (db m195503) HM
83Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Fallen Heroes of the Vietnam WarLouis W. Fox Tech High School
Jesse Rodriquez Acosta • SSGT • USAF Billie Jack Cartwright • CAPT • USN Raymond Medina • SSGT • USAF Alfred George Lira • PFC • USMC Robert Yougete Louis Jr. • LCPL • USMC Julian Alonzo • PFC • USMC James Sanders Perez • PFC • USMC . . . Map (db m179577) WM
84Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Father of the River WalkFebruary 8, 1902 — July 22, 1980
Robert H. H. Hugman, architect, revered for his role in development of the river walk, 1939-1941, opened his office at river level in this circular space in early 1941. He remarked at the time, "I opened my office at river level. When I did this, . . . Map (db m30606) HM
85Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 11744 — First Officers Training Camp
The first World War came to America on April 6, 1917, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the declaration, passed by Congress, that a state of war existed between the United States of America and Germany. Immediately thereafter, eight camps were . . . Map (db m163352) HM
86Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Flood of the Century
Flood of the Century October 17-18, 1998 This tribute acknowledges the many heroic actions of rescue workers and volunteers who answered pleas for help and in sadness remembers the loss of lives to this devastating flood . . . Map (db m179459) HM
87Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Flooding & Dams
The San Antonio River and surrounding creeks have experienced devastating floods throughout the city's history. Major flooding in 1819, 1868, 1913, and 1921 caused extensive property damage and loss of life. An engineering study after the 1868 . . . Map (db m119035) HM
88Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Folded Flag Memorial
In honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America and the families they left behind. The sacrifice will not be forgotten.Map (db m177354) WM
89Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Founding of the Mission and Origin of Name
The San Antonio de Padua Mission was founded in San Antonio in 1716 by the Franciscan Father, Antonio Olivares, and after merging with the San Francisco Solano Mission in 1718, it was officially founded as the San Antonio de Valero Mission. The . . . Map (db m9228) HM
90Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 3925 — Founding of the Pan American Round Table
Mrs. Florence Terry Griswold (1875-1941), a native Texan reared along the Mexican border, provided aid to refugees of Mexico's 1910 revolution. On October 16, 1916, she and 21 friends met at the historic Menger Hotel to found the Pan American Round . . . Map (db m30596) HM
91Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Fray Antonio Margil de JesúsPatron Saint of Texas
Founder of Mission San Jose Born August 18, 1657 Valencia, Spain Died August 06, 1726 Mexico City, Mexico Fray Margil received his holy orders at age twenty-five in Spain. For the next forty-three years he traveled by foot as far south as . . . Map (db m163837) HM
92Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — From Republic to Early Statehood1837-1885
The Treaty of Velasco mandated that all Mexican forces withdraw south of the Rio Grande. Before leaving the Alamo, however, Mexican troops destroyed much of what remained. For many years, the structure stood deserted as the affairs of the new . . . Map (db m188747) HM
93Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — From Warehouse to Shrine1886-1997
As the twentieth century approached, the historic Alamo Shrine was surrounded by commercial property, and original parts of the mission were in danger of being lost forever. Adina De Zavala, granddaughter of the first vice president of the Republic . . . Map (db m188760) HM
94Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Games of ChanceFerdinand Roemer, Texas, 1849 — Main Plaza —
How can the games of chance flourish here so openly since the American laws in general and the laws in Texas in particular, prohibit them under pain of heavy penalties. An American living here for quite a number of years gave me a satisfactory . . . Map (db m188819) HM
95Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 5579 — General David E. TwiggsSurrender of Federal Forces by
Brought about as Texas moved to expel 2600 Federal troops – a step necessary after secession. Frontier fighter Ben McCulloch with 400 volunteers forced surrender negotiations at headquarters of Gen. Twiggs a block and a half from here, by 4 . . . Map (db m30326) HM
96Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Gettysburg Address
Address by President Lincoln at the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery November 19, 1863. Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the . . . Map (db m177355) WM
97Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Gonzales Men at the Alamo
Erected in grateful recognition of the supreme act of heroism of the thirty two men from Gonzales who gave their lives in the Alamo in response to the appeal of Travis. Erected March 1, 1936Map (db m30777) HM
98Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — G — Gray-Guilbeau House
José Amador was given this property by the Spanish Government in 1817. His heirs sold it to P.L. Buquor in 1847. Later that year, James Gray bought the land and built this house, which he sold to French consul Francois Guilbeau in 1853. Another . . . Map (db m82893) HM
99Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Growth of a City1731 - 1981
During March 5 through 9, 1981, the City of San Antonio commemorated the 250th anniversary of the arrival of sixteen immigrant families from the Canary Islands to the Presidio of San Antonio de Bejar and the transfer of three Franciscan missions . . . Map (db m179544) HM
100Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 16997 — Gustav Blersch House
This house is one of three standing antebellum structures in the King William Historic District. Gustav Blersch, a German immigrant, importer and retail dealer, built this two-story limestone home in 1860 with designer Gustave Freisleben and . . . Map (db m118909) HM

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