The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 94, July 1990 - April, 1991 Page: 578
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Cover: The Destructzon of Mzssion San Sabd an the Province of Texas and the Mar-
tyrdom of the Fathers Alonso Gzialdo de Ten eros,Joseph Santzesteban by unknown art-
ist, ca. 1763. Oil on canvas, 83 x 115 inches. Courtesy The New Phoenzx Sunrzse
The historical painting on the cover is the oldest extant easel painting
by a professional artist depicting an event in Texas history. The history
of The Destructzon of Mission San Sabd-and the significant events be-
hind it-are related in an article in this issue.
The year 1992 will mark the 5ooth anniversary of Spain's entry into the
New World. To recognize this important historical event, which has
had such an enormous impact on Texas and the Southwest, this issue of
the Southwestern Historical Quarterly focuses on the borderlands that
Texas has shared with her Indian, Spanish, and Mexican neighbors.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 94, July 1990 - April, 1991, periodical, 1991; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101214/m1/578/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.