Trinity University Press

Waynne Cox

Waynne Cox (1934–2004) spent twenty-six years as a research associate with the Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio. His excavations frequently and unexpectedly uncovered remains of the city’s acequias, causing him to take a particular interest in them and become a leading authority on the subject.

The Spanish Acequias of San Antonio

The Spanish Acequias of San Antonio is the first book on the remarkable Spanish-era acequia system that supplied water to early San Antonio. One of the acequias, serving lands near Mission Espada, remains in use today. Its 1730s stone aqueduct is a major tourist attraction. New towns throughout the semiarid Spanish Southwest depended on water from medieval systems designed by Spanish...