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Archaeological Testing of Historic Sites to be Affected by Construction of IH 410 Through the San Antonio Missions National Park City of San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
The State Department of Highways and Public Transportation plans to add access lanes along segments of Loop 410 (IH 410) in the City of San Antonio, Texas. The project traverses the acequia systems of Missions San Francisco de la Espada and San Juan Capistrano and also is adjacent to an historic site, 41BX252, which is the possible location of some historical structures. Backhoe trenching and hand excavation, conducted December 8 and 9, 1986, produced no nineteenth century or Spanish Colonial materials, and also revealed that the segments of the acequias and desagues (laterals) within the project right-of-way had been disturbed by previous highway construction to the extent that they do not meet eligibility requirements for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places nor designation as State Archeological Landmarks. No further work is recommended on this project.
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