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Spanish waterways found in San Antonio


Irrigation features dating back to Spanish colonial times have been found in Brackenridge Park in San Antonio after being buried for 300 years.

Local and state officials will provide more details Friday of recent excavations that unearthed waterway features linking the park to the Spanish colonial era in San Antonio.

City Archaeologist Kay Hindes said the discoveries, done under contract with the river authority for trailheads and other features of the Museum Reach of the San Antonio River Improvements Project, revealed “one of the most concentrated groupings of acequia features in the past 10 or 15 years.”

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Story: Scott Huddleston, My San Antonio | Photo: Darren Abate, The San Antonio Express-News

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