Spanish water, Anglo water : early development in San Antonio / Charles R. Porter Jr.

In 1718, the Spanish settled San Antonio, partly because of its prolific and breathtaking springs?at that time, one of the largest natural spring systems in the known world. The abundance of fresh water, coupled with the Spanish colonial legal concept that water was to be equitably shared by all set...

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Main Author: Porter, Charles R., Jr., 1951-
Format: eBook
Published: College Station [Tex.] : Texas A & M University Press, ©2009.
Edition:1st ed.
Series:Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A & M University ; no. 113.
Online Access:Click for online access
Table of Contents:
  • God's water
  • Droughts and deluges
  • The country of 1,100 springs
  • Eyewitness reports of God's water
  • Spain and Mexico's water, 1718-1836
  • Missions settle San Antonio
  • Acequia technology
  • Derecho Indiano : law with justice
  • Water, land, and work
  • Conflict, cooperation, and compromise
  • Republic of Texas and United States water, 1836-1902
  • New people, old laws
  • Acequias overwhelmed
  • The first water works company
  • Water : politicians' "gold."