Above is a photo taken in the 1920s below the San Antonio River looking north toward the presidio, much like the view Governor Salcedo had of the presidio.
The rise and fall of Father Miguel Hidalgo was swift and violent. His demand for a free and independent Mexico was met by an even more swift and violent royalist response.
Having eliminated Hidalgo and many of his cohorts, the crown had hoped that such treasonous acts would cease to exist. To the contrary, Hidalgo’s movement proved to be a point of no return in the story of Spanish Texas.
See the rest of the story in this week's Advance-Guard.