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San Antonio History and Landmarks

An overview of San Antonio history and how the city came to be what it is today. Includes a closer look at several local landmarks such as the Alamo, other Missions, San Fernando Cathedral, the River Walk, Tower of the Americas and more.

San Antonio Water Rights and Usage
An article covering the complete history of water in San Antonio including the Edwards Aquifer and the very public disputes over the water it contains and the measures taken to protect it.

San Antonio Missions
Most people don't realize there are any historical missions in San Antonio outside of the Alamo, but there are several that have stories, background, and architecture that is just as good if not better.

San Antonio Living History Association
A non-profit organization, the San Antonio Living History Association's goal is dedicated to "creating artistic interpretive presentations of historical programs and interactive cultural demonstrations that inform, entertain, and enlighten audiences of all ages."

The Alamo
Run by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, this mission shrine is located in the heart of San Antonio and has lots of history and stories attached to it.

San Antonio River Walk
Besides the Alamo, no other landmark comes to mind quicker when someone mentions San Antonio. Learn about the River Walk's history and events here.

A Walking Tour of La Villita
A walking tour of La Villita

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