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    San Antonio Missions

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    This source was the National Parks website on the history of the San Antonio Missions. Pictures, text, and even diaries of the first hand experience were available on the National Parks website. This website was a great introduction on the beginnings and everyday life of the Missions. Information on the history of the people that lived, worked, and built the foundation for the city that would become San Antonio was sufficient history source. Another intriguing topic found on the website was the Spanish settlers reasons for colonizing in San Antonio. Settlers did not by chance land in the San Antonio area. This area not only had the natural resources to support a growing culture but was also in an area the gave the Spanish an advantage against…

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    San Antonio Parades

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    It’s a San Antonio Thing. You may be asking yourself what is fiesta? Well read on to find out It all started in 1891 when the people decorated everything all around the city. There are different fiestas around town everyday as it is a ten day event. The three parades I would recommend are The Battle of the Flowers, NIOSA (a night in old San Antonio), and San Antonio cactus and xerophyte show and sell. The Battle of the Flowers started in 1891 when the people of San Antonio…

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    Essay About San Antonio

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    What You Should Know About Moving to San Antonio San Antonio is officially named The City of San Antonio. It is home to over 1.4 million people and is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. One of the large presences in the city is the US Armed forces who have several bases there. The city is also home to The Alamo, which is a historical landmark in Texas. San Antonio is a beautiful city to call home and has many things to offer its residents. By learning more about the city,…

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    Fremont, Nebraska is the place I call home right now, but my heart will always be in San Antonio, Texas. Coming from a very large city and transitioning to a city is very difficult. Fremont and San Antonio are two completely different cities. San Antonio is a very up beat city while Fremont is a very low-key city. There is a population of roughly four million people in San Antonio, and there is only twenty-six thousand one-hundred in Fremont. There are a lot of things I love about San Antonio…

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    San Antonio water sources San Antonio is the 7th largest city of America and has a population of over one million that is also growing rapidly. The city is quite dependant on daily pumping of water from Edward’s Aquifer, San Antonio Water System (SAWS). Most of the water that comes in the Aquifer originates from the rivers and creeks that are flowing through the area. A few years back, San Antonio was completely dependent on the Edward’s Aquifer. In the last few decades there is huge suburban…

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    Essay On Riverwalk

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    It’s New Year’s Eve 2015. My family and I are walking the streets of downtown San Antonio heading to the Riverwalk. My heart is already pumping blood uncontrollably, not because of the lengthy walk we had to take in order to reach the Riverwalk, but of excitement. The feeling of excitement due to that I will once again be reunited with the Riverwalk; my favorite place in this whole world. This small stretch of river, which I’ve visited two times previously, has a special place in my heart. When…

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    The San Antonio River Walk has been has been the heart of the city for years now. It is world-renowned and draws millions of visitors every year. The River Walk is owned by the city of San Antonio and maintained by Center City Development & Operations. The motivation for developing the River Walk was a flood that occurred in the 1920s that killed 50 people and amounted to $50 million in damages. The city government was in the beginning stages of developing a plan that would convert the San…

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    By 1890, San Antonio, Texas, was a thriving trade center with a population of 38,000. In 1891 a group of citizens decided to honor the heroes of the Alamo and Battle of San Jacinto with a Battle of Flowers.The first parade had horse-drawn carriages, bicycles decorated with fresh flowers and floats carrying children dressed as flowers. The Belknap Rifles represented the military. The participants pelted each other with blossoms.The Battle of Flowers Parade is the only one in the country to be…

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    Located in the west wing of the San Antonio Museum of Art, standing at 6 feet tall, is the statue of Egyptian goddess, Sekhmet. The statue, which is made from granodiorite dates back to the 18th dynasty (New Kingdom) circa 1390-1352 BC during the reign of Amenhotep lll (Art, San Antonio Museum of. "San Antonio Museum of Art - Sekhmet." San Antonio Museum of Art - Sekhmet. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Oct. 2016). Many seated statues of Sekhmet were made for Amenhotep III’s funerary complex near Thebes.…

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    Catholics, but the majority of the people in my circle were either professing Protestant Christians or raised in a culture of Judeo-Christian beliefs. I’ve always enjoyed talking to people about their beliefs, especially when they differ significantly from mine, but it was hard to do this in the small southern town where I was raised. I moved away from Evans in the middle of my freshman year because my dad got a new job in San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio is one of the largest cities in the…

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