Mission San Juan Capistrano Stations of the Cross - San Antonio, Tx
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 29° 19.964 W 098° 27.319
14R E 552881 N 3244973
Quick Description: These Stations of the Cross are located along the eastern path leading to the Mission Church. The church is located at Graf Road and Mission Road in San Antonio.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 10/23/2016 7:37:00 AM
Waymark Code: WMTAFY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member sfwife
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Long Description:
These Stations of the Cross are located along the eastern path leading to the Mission Church. The Stations are very simple - they are carved stone embedded in the ground - they are a cross with a Roman numeral for each station. Unfortunately, there is no information as to the age, carver, or any other history to these stations.

From the NPS website:
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"Originally founded in 1716 in eastern Texas, Mission San Juan was transferred in 1731 to its present location. In 1756, the stone church, a friary, and a granary were completed. A larger church was begun, but was abandoned when half complete, the result of population decline.

San Juan was a self-sustaining community. Within the compound, Indian artisans produced iron tools, cloth, and prepared hides. Orchards and gardens outside the walls provided melons, pumpkins, grapes, and peppers. Beyond the mission complex Indian farmers cultivated maize (corn), beans, squash, sweet potatoes, and sugar cane in irrigated fields. Over 20 miles southeast of Mission San Juan was Rancho de Pataguilla, which, in 1762, reported 3,500 sheep and nearly as many cattle.

These products helped support not only the San Antonio missions, but also the local settlements and presidial garrisons in the area. By the mid 1700s, San Juan, with its rich farm and pasture lands, was a regional supplier of agricultural produce. With its surplus, San Juan established a trade network stretching east to Louisiana and south to Coahuila, Mexico. This thriving economy helped the mission to survive epidemics and Indian attacks in its final years."
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Date: Not listed

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