Saturday, April 22, 2017

San Antonio Missions and Fountains

Photo by K.D. Jones. Mission Espada. 1968.

Here are more photos from the album made in 1968 while my Dad was stationed in San Antonio. The first two photos show the Mission San Francisco de la Espada, founded in 1690 and relocated to San Antonio in 1731.
Photo by K.D. Jones, Mission Espada. 1968.

The next photo shows Mission San Juan Capistrano. It was founded in 1731 and renovated in 2012.
Photo by K.D. Jones. Mission San Juan. 1968.
The location of the fountain below is a bit of a mystery to me. I think it is near or in the Riverwalk area of San Antonio.
Photo by K.D. Jones. Fountain in San Antonio.
The final photo in this set shows the Tower of the Americas. It was completed in 1968 for the World's Fair. The World's Fair ran from April to October 1968, the period when Dad was stationed in San Antonio. Given the nature of other photos in the album, I now see these were taken at the fair. I have a few more to share. It is interesting to compare Dad's photos from HemisFair '68 with my Gumpy's visit to the 1939 World's Fair in New York.
Photo by K.D. Jones. Tower of the Americas. 1968.

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