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The Alamo and other Texas missions to remember

Author: Nancy Haston Foster
Publisher: Houston : Gulf Pub. Co., ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Alamo is only one of more than two dozen Texas mission sites you'll discover in this guide to a colorful era of Texas' turbulent past. Originally built as houses of God, these missions were often anything but the refuges of peace their founders intended. Isolated like tiny islands in a stormy sea, they harbored an impressive array of early Texas settlers: Spanish conquistadors, Indians, revolutionaries,
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Haston Foster
ISBN: 088415033X 9780884150336
OCLC Number: 10432551
Description: viii, 88 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Responsibility: Nancy Haston Foster.
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The Alamo is only one of more than two dozen Texas mission sites you'll discover in this guide to a colorful era of Texas' turbulent past. Originally built as houses of God, these missions were often anything but the refuges of peace their founders intended. Isolated like tiny islands in a stormy sea, they harbored an impressive array of early Texas settlers: Spanish conquistadors, Indians, revolutionaries, soldiers, ragtag pioneers and many other characters who slept in the walls of Texas missions. The book explores 9 missions still standing in Texas as well as the sites of missions that have not survived time and the hostile environment. Whether you are a tourist or traveler, an architecture or history buff, you'll get a hefty dose of the romance of Texas' past in this book.

From San Antonio to Goliad to El Paso, this guide explores the nine Texas missions still standing as well as sites of missions that have not survived. Each mission's descriptions includes historical background, informed discussion of the Spanish architecture, photos and diagrams, lists of events, directions and site maps, days and hours of tours, archeological finds, and historical displays and musuems.

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