The Spanish Acequias Of San Antonio Signed

By: I. Waynne Cox

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Inscribed to Gale and Signed by publisher and by Darla Cox for Waynne Cox on first title page. Also signed by published below the the publisher mark on title page.This is the first book on the remarkable 50 mile Spanish era acequia system that supplied water to early San Antonio. It is believed to have been the most extensive such network within the present day United States. One of the acequias, serving lands near Mission Espada, remains in use. Its 1730s stone aqueduct is a significant tourist attraction.San Antonio's founding was due to the presence of two major sources of water, San Pedro Springs and the headwaters of the San Antonio River. From these was developed perhaps the most extensive acequia system within the present day United States. The network leading from six acequias originally served both the civilian community and five Spanish missions. Their often erratic courses determined property lines and the winding paths of many present day streets.Longtime archeologist Waynne Cox, who uncovered many forgotten remains of the system, outlines acequia technology as well as the construction, evolution and, in most cases, the closing by the early twentieth century of San Antonio's acequias. His pioneering account draws from a wealth of new information unearthed in the city's earliest municipal records. The book's 23 illustrations include 8 maps, plus notes, a bibliography and an index.

Title: The Spanish Acequias Of San Antonio Signed

Author Name: I. Waynne Cox

Categories: Texana, signed, History, first edition,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Maverick Publishing Company: 2004-10-30

ISBN: 189327134X

ISBN 13: 9781893271340

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Jacket Condition: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed by Other

Seller ID: 3-4-903

Keywords: signed first San Antonio Water supply acequias aquifer aqueduct Texas history Spanish Missions technology municipal records,