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Sani Jose is the largest of the miiissioiis and originally covere(l
many acres of ground. Large portions of the outlying fortifica-
tions still stand, though the rear walls of the main chapel crumbled
away long since. All the missions are of Franciscan origin, each
presents some individual and striking features, and the fragmentary
character of each is vet sufficient to vindicate the wonderful per-
fection of nmiinutial and vigorous accomp)lishinent wrought by thoseC
early monks iin a savage and hostile land.
After the days of the Fathers and their lnissionary efforts
came the Texan wars, and nearly every one of the missions now
commemllorates smie bloody skirmish and is th e one lnunlllll t to
a regimln~t of TeXanl (ead.
The recapitulation of thec features of interest of qulainit old San1 Anltonio and the con-
venienccs of hustling, new San Antonio, is finished. Irom what has been said of the city's
and coulmtry's resources of entertainl-ment, it must )e readily seen that ennumi can here be
reduced to an unknown quantity if thle invalid but rightly goes about it. And as the pleasures
of the vicinity, pleasures of field and river, of horse and foot, pleasures social and pleasures
:estmhetic, are suited to all linls and ages, so, too)(, ar tlle sunshsine and the air ,f
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Fisher, C. E. Queer, Quaint Old San Antonio: Its Climate in Throat and Lung Diseases, book, 1895; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143545/m1/41/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.