Boundaries for mission trail development include the following will coincide with the boundaries of the designated historic districts in socorro, san elizario and the ysleta district of the city of el paso. The mission was a stop on the butterfield overland mail trail from 1858 to 1861 the city of ysleta [ edit ] the neighboring community and county seat of san elizario was a center of hispanic influence in an increasing anglo- dominated post- civil war period. The ysleta mission, founded in 1682, was built by the tigua indians and is located west of ysleta del sur pueblo within the municipality of el paso, texas the ysleta mission is recognized as the oldest continuously operated parish in the state of texas. Hiking and nature trails provide access to the natural beauty of the east texas pineywoods the dogwoods are beautiful the last week or so of march, usually around the 25th the park was built in 1934 by the civilian conservation corps as a commemorative representation of mission san francisco de los tejas, the first spanish mission in the. Pictures and photos of el paso's mission trail, an historic grouping of three spanish missions dating to the pueblo revolt in taos, new mexico in 1680 members of the tigua tribe migrated south along the rio grande river to escape the conditions up north.
Today, ysleta mission is on the national registry of historic places and part of the national historic trail system of el camino real de tierra adentro from northern new mexico to west texas the tigua have faced many challenges in the past three hundred years since arriving in what is now west texas, and mission ysleta was become the place of. The ysleta and socorro missions, and the san elizario presidial chapel (all in texas), and guadalupe mission (in cd juárez, chihuahua, mexico) cannot be visited in one day more time is needed to walk with the padres and leisurely explore the mission and its respective community. The mission was a stop on the butterfield overland mail trail from 1858 to 1861 the city of ysleta edit the neighboring community and county seat of san elizario was a center of hispanic influence in an increasing anglo- dominated post- civil war period. Ysleta mission trail erika ramirez ysleta mission trail mission lies on a historic site, it is part of the trails that were the first settlements that build what is, the el paso we know and live today.
Each church on the mission trail is unique and beautiful plus they all have sunday masses the last church, san elizario precidio chapel is located in a historic area that has art galleries, two coffee shops, two museums and a shop with mexican goods. El paso mission trail association is dedicated to the education, promotion and preservation of the missions at ysleta, socorro, and san elizario chapel an exhibit, paths of the padres-discover el paso's historic missions is on permanent display at the el paso international airport. Mission ysleta history established in october 1680 by spanish colonial governor don antonio de otermin and tigua indians from ysleta, new mexico, who had fled the pueblo revolt of 1680 and relocated to the area south of present day el paso, texas. The mission was secularized in 1793, meaning it ceased to be a mission and its services passed to the parish of san fernando de béxar, just across the san antonio river in 1803, the old mission buildings housed a company of spanish soldiers from álamo de parras, coahuila, mexico, and, from that association, it may have acquired the name, alamo.
Historic ysleta mission along the el paso mission trail in the state of texas christ on cross on altar mission ysleta el paso texas usa an all female mariachi band playing at the ysleta mission festival in el paso, texas. The ysleta mission is the oldest continuously active parish in the state of texas the socorro mission is the second oldest mission in texas it was founded by piro indians following the pueblo revolt in 1680. In el paso's lower valley, where some families trace their roots back centuries and change can come slowly, a new idea is stirring emotions el paso county commissioner vince perez would like to. A tour of the el paso mission trail can reveal some beautiful artwork and history ysleta mission the ysleta mission is the oldest mission in texas, originally established in 1613 in what is now new mexico, the mission was relocated to el paso in 1680 during the pueblo revolt by the tigua indians. The mission trail takes visitors along el paso's oldest historic missions, including the oldest structure in texas, ysleta mission established in 1681 the mission trail is located in el paso's lower valley and highlights texas' rich history.
El paso mission trail, ysleta missionjpg: next » the interior of the ysleta mission back to el paso hikes and excursions for full-resolution images,. The ysleta mission is located closest to present-day el paso it is the oldest mission in texas and the second oldest continually active parish in the united states established in the heart of tigua indian territory in 1680, the original mission was made of cottonwood branches and adobe mud. Ysleta mission the ysleta mission is considered the first and oldest mission established in the state of texas and the second oldest continually active parish in the united states this mission resides in the heart of the tigua indian community, where culture and faith run strong. Ysleta mission (la misión de corpus christi de san antonio de la ysleta del sur) is located south of el paso at 131 s zaragosa rd near its junction with us 800, in ysleta del sur pueblo, tx the church is open to the public daily and offers services in both english and spanish.
The mission trail connects the communities of san elizario, socorro, and ysleta along the rio grande on the outskirts of el paso while a visit here is interesting at any time of year, the holiday season provides a festive backdrop to explore the el paso region's borderland blend of ancestry and customs. Ysleta mission built in ysleta is the oldest continuously operated parish in tex socorro mission, el paso, tx the 2nd of the 3 oldest missions in north america. About: take the el paso mission trail to get a glimpse of this cow-town's frontier past this nine mile (145km) stretch has the famous missions ysleta and socorro alongside the san elizario presidio and chapel. Ysleta and socorro missions good to see historical sites that have been in the area since the late 1600's ysleta mission was open and took a look inside the church, adobe walls which kept it cool as compared to the outside temperature.