Spanish Water, Anglo Water: Early Development in San Antonio

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SPANISH WATER,
ANGLO WATER
Early Development in San Antonio

CHARLES R. PORTER JR.

TEX AS A&M UNIVERSITY PRESS • College Station

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Spanish Water, Anglo Water: Early Development in San Antonio
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Introduction ix
  • Part One - God’s Water 1
  • 1 - Droughts and Deluges 3
  • 2 - The Country of 1,100 Springs 8
  • 3 - Eyewitnes Sreports of God’s Water 15
  • Part Two - Spain and Mexico’s Water, 1718–1836 19
  • 4 - Missions Settle San Antonio 21
  • 5 - Acequia Technology 31
  • 6 - Derecho India No—L Aw with Justice 50
  • 7 - Water, Land, and Work 61
  • 8 - Conflict, Cooperation, and Compromise 72
  • Part Three - Republic of Texas and United States Water, 1836–1902 85
  • 9 - New People, Old Laws 87
  • 10 - Acequia Soverwhelmed 96
  • 11 - The First Water Works Company 99
  • 12 - Water—Politicians’ "Gold" 114
  • Epilogue 123
  • Notes 141
  • Bibliography 159
  • Index 171
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