Fall is the PERFECT time to hit the road for an outdoor trip, and Historian, Author, and Speaker, Raffi Andonian, is sharing three top Texas spots that you should add to your list!
San Antonio Missions -https://www.nps.gov/saan/index.htm
-Designated World Heritage Site by the United Nations;-4 active church sites with public outdoor areas in partnership with National Park Service;-Represent the Spanish defense of northern frontier of New Spain, evangelizing of local populations, and interweaving of Spanish and local American Indian cultures.
Fort Lancaster State Historic - https://www.thc.texas.gov/historic-sites/fort-lancaster-state-historic-site
Site IN SHEFFIELD, TEXAS (ABOUT HALFWAY BETWEEN EL PASO AND SAN ANTONIO)
-1850s fort on the San Antonio–El Paso Road en route to California;-Provided escorts for mail carriers, wagon trains, and settlers;-82 acres in the Pecos River valley, part of Texas State Historic Sites.
Caddo Mounds IN ALTO, TEXAS (EAST TEXAS) - https://www.thc.texas.gov/historic-sites/caddo-mounds-state-historic-site
-Village established by Caddo Indians 1,200 years ago;-Permanent settlement that flourished for 500 years, trading between Central Texas reaching to Illinois and Florida;-most southwestern center for this mound builder culture, now part of Texas State Historic Sites, near Nacogdoches.
Families can discover more sites from the Texas State Historical Commission: thc.texas.gov
And students can learn more about Texas history from theTexas State Historical Association: tshaonline.org
If you would like to contact Raffi with questions or comments, or to book him to speak for their local community groups, you can find more information on his personal website: