The Menard Irrigation Canal is locally referred to as "The Ditch." First dug in 1756 by early Spanish padres for irrigation to the mission, it is still used today with modifications made over the years to supply water to members of the irrigation company. A walk along the canal passes by shopping...
Local history exhibits and frontier artifacts are housed in the small, vintage railroad depot. 100 Frisco Ave. U.S. 83/U.S. 190. 325/396-2365.
This Spanish fort was established in 1751 to protect Mission Santa Cruz de San Saba. On March 16, 1758, a strong force of Comanche and other tribes overran the mission. A small relief force from this presidio was unable to prevent the mission's destruction. The presidio was abandoned in 1769. The...
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