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Old 06-22-2008, 08:03 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Default Good article in paper on local Texas history today

mysa.com keyword:SAlife.

Good article about some good Texas history in The Sunday paper. I was born here and am ashamed of all the things I don't know about my own home state.
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Old 06-22-2008, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & San Antonio, TX
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Not sure if I found the right article, but think this is it.

Ancient lands
MySA.com: Lifestyle | Features (http://www.mysanantonio.com/salife/stories/MYSA062208.1H.land_heritage.2d09a2c.html - broken link)
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Old 06-22-2008, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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That was a very good article. Another similar location is at the Dos Rios Treatment Plant at the convergence of the Medina and San Antonio Rivers. I worked there as security during its construction, 1987. Some crew people came upon a mammoth bone (they thought it was dinosaur). To prevent interference with their project they took the bone and hid it along the Medina River under some brush. I saw the area where it was hid, but couldn't find it. I did find a fossilized bone in the area where dirt had been piled up. It turned out to a fossilized horse mandible. That is the bottom mouth palate. You could also see holes for the teeth. That find got me interested in fossils.

Supposedly, University Archeolgist had been over the property and given the go ahead for the Treatment Plant construction. But the attitude of the crew makes me wonder. It had to have rich archeology since it was where two rivers converged.
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Old 06-22-2008, 07:19 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Now if they could just accurately determine where The Battle of the Medina took place, THAT would be a find......
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Old 06-22-2008, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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Years ago, I was into the Battle of the Medina. Go south on 281 past the Medina River. I had some old maps that I followed. I was able to locate an Oak tree with a cross etched into it. This is where the people were buried that had died in the Battle. It was an interesting battle right out of the Roman legions. The Spanish feinted and drew the unsuspected Mexicans, Indians and Americans into an area that was low, surrounded by hills on both sides. The main force of Spanish were hidden behind the hills and there was a smaller detachment of Spanish that were feinting. The M, I, and A did not stand a chance. Santa Anna was a lt. for the Spanish. He learned good tactics but he seemed to forget them at San Jacinto.

The captured were marched in chains to downtown Military Plaza. The street they came in on became Dela Rosa. "Road of Tears".
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