Mission Gate

Large gates at mission entrance helped protect those inside

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An 18th century master craftsman with a high level of expertise in woodworking made this pair of mesquite gates.

Large gates at missions and presidio entrances helped protect those inside from intruders, but the lack of wear on these suggest they were closed infrequently. Oral family history recounts how this gate came from Mission Valero, the Alamo. Research to date has not yet confirmed the gate’s origins.

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Mission Gate Artifact from San Antonio
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