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Click on an icon and take a virtual stroll alongthe banks of the San Pedro Creek Culture Park.
Phase 1, Segment 1
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Thousands of years before Europeans arrived, this humble creek was home to the natives of this promising land.
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The flood of 1819 was enormously powerful. Suddenly to those who lived and worked near the creek, it was no longer just a source of life and sustenance, but a force to be reckoned with.
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Imagine this very creek abuzz with waterfront businesses, markets, homes, and communities. Here, people from all over the world lived together.
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In 1691, a group of Spanish explorers stumbled upon the rich vegetation and wildlife of the creek and made camp for the night. They gave the river the name San Antonio, after the beloved saint.
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As the settlers laid down after an arduous day of traveling, exploring, and fighting for their survival, they likely stared up at the night sky.
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Once untouched, the San Pedro Creek was an abundant and lush landscape, ripe with its natural flora and fauna.
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After explorers and settlers began to discover the creek and take note of their observations, a theme arose: the lush abundance of the creek.
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Etched into limestone at various spots across the park, Santos’s lyrical prose tells the story of San Pedro Creek and its beauty.
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The mural takes you through time as your eyes move towards the center, culminating in the modern-day creek, where the water springs and children swim in harmony.
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A puzzling structure is discovered during excavation of the creek channel.
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With three different pieces of art, the artist reflects the historical nature of the street names to which the art belongs.
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In the 1800s, the locals began to see the potential of the historic waters as a hub for business. Entrepreneurial spirits grasped their opportunity to have a piece of the pie.
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Thousands of years ago, this creek was home to bison, deer, and antelope, as well as animals that are now extinct.
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The city may look vastly different than the days of the native people or during the Battle of the Alamo, but herencia, or heritage, is alive here.
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The curvilinear line quality of this mural by San Antonio artist Alex Rubio reflects the ever-flowing waters of San Pedro Creek.
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