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Roma, Texas

Founded in 1765, Roma was part of Jos de Escandn's Colony, formed around a mission established 16 years earlier. Situated on the banks of the Rio Grande, Roma was an important riverboat shipping point until the coming of the railroads and highways. (The Rio Grande is no longer navigable.) Homes, stores and the ancient mission resemble a town lifted bodily from the interior of Mexico. The producers of the film "Viva Zapata" chose Roma for their outdoor scenes.

The Roma National Historic Landmark District encompasses most of the original townsite and highlights 38 identified historical structures and features that date between 1848 and 1928. The Conservation Fund, representing The Meadows Foundation, was joined by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to form the Roma Restoration Project to restore historical buildings and to accomplish as much of the work as possible with local craftspeople. Although not open to the public, the buildings and restoration work can be viewed from the city's plaza.

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Atascosa River Park

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San Angel Folk Art

Offers one of the largest of American and Mexican folk art collections in the state, including works from artists like the Ag...

Alamo Cenotaph

Dominating the plaza in front of the Alamo, the monument was designed by Pompeo Coppini, eminent Italian-born sculptor who ad...

Mission San Francisco de la Espada

Established 1731, favorite of many students of Spanish period in Texas, and popular with photographers. The little church bui...

Dominion Country Club, The

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 4 days...