Nov 18 2014

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Endnotes:

1. Texas General Land Office, The Map Collection: #4156, Wilson County, 5/9/1866.

2. Texas General Land Office, Texas Land Grants: Francisco Herrera, Vol. 31, Patent #85, Translation #1848, Abstract 15, Survey #6 for 4428.4 acres and Vol. 31, #85, Abstract 16, Survey #5 for 177.1 acres. The Gonzales Road is mentioned in field notes for the Survey.

3. Texas General Land Office, Texas Land Grants: Erastus (Yrineo) Smith, Vol. 31, Patent #122, Translation #3642, Abstract #31 for 4428.4 acres. The Gonzales Road and Cibolo crossing are mentioned in field notes and illustrated in a plat for the Survey.

4. Thomas Ricks Lindley, Alamo Traces: New Evidence and New Conclusions (Lanham, MD: Republic of Texas Press, 2003) xi, 149. Owner of property acknowledged and photographs of crossing provided.

5. Lindley 127.

6. Lindley129.

7. Lindley 138.

8. Lindley 142.

9. Texas Forest Service & Texas A&M University, Famous Trees of Texas: Deaf Smith Oak Tree, 2005, Oct. 2010<http://texasfamoustrees.tamu.edu/>.

10. Todd Hansen, ed., The Alamo Reader: A Study in History (Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books, 2003) 369.

11. Hansen 251.

12. Bexar County Commissioners Court Minutes, Book 1A, p. 102. Road Establishment, Nov. 20, 1848, San Antonio to Sulphur Springs.

13. Roy L. Swift and Leavitt Corning, Jr., Three Roads to Chihuahua (Austin, TX, Eakin Press, 1988) 60-107.

14. Bexar County Commissioners Courts Minutes, Book 2A, page 14, Jury of View, August 22, 1855, p. 20. To Locate Road From Wiseman’s Crossing to Intersect Stage Road.