Parts of Dam, Irrigation Site Found in San Antonio

By: AP
By: AP

Experts say parts of a dam believed to be from the 1700s and an irrigation system have been dug up at a South Texas park.

The San Antonio Express-News reported Friday that recent excavations at Brackenridge Park unearthed waterway features linking the area to the city's Spanish colonial era.

Details were announced Thursday by the San Antonio River Authority and the Witte Museum.

City archaeologist Kay Hindes says the discoveries came about under a contract with the river authority for trailheads and other features of the Museum Reach of the San Antonio River Improvements Project.

Hindes says a team with the University of Texas at San Antonio's Center for Archaeological Research found a portion of the dam during a recent investigative dig

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