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Links to other helpful web sites

Scroll down to find links to Promote, Locate, Revitalize, Preserve, and Beautify the OST.


 
 
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Archives of the Old Spanish Trail Association in Special Collections
of the Louis J. Blume Library, St. Mary's University

OST100 sincerely thanks the Bexar County Historical Commission for their generous donation of funding, and St. Mary's University for opening to the public the materials of the early 1900s OST Association placed on this link.

 
Promote:
Great website about the Old Spanish Trail Highway Drive The Old Spanish Trail 
 
The OST 100 in Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Spanish_Trail_%28auto_trail%29
 
 
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John and Kris Murphey are gathering more OST information with a forum on the American Road Magazine website http://americanroadmagazine.com/forum/
 
Steve Varner, also known as PARSA, has some wonderful information about Imperial and San Diego Counties, California OST on this site:  http://www.americanroads.us/ushighways/ushighway80CA.html
 
 
The National Scenic Byways Program is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. The program is a grass-roots collaborative effort established to help recognize, preserve and enhance selected roads throughout the United States.  America's Byways and National Scenic Byways Program
 
http://www.txtransportationmuseum.org/index.php 
Visit one of OST100 strongest partners, Texas Transportation Museum to view their OST100 exhibit case.
 
 
May 2007 First Annual Wildfest to be held on Balcones Heights OST corridor in northern San Antonio.  Field Trip location list will be helpful to outdoor visitors unable to make Wildfest weekend.
http://wildfestsanantonio.com/

Spanish Trail Festival, last weekend of April & first weekend of May each year.  Contact 850-729-6000. City of Crestview, Florida


 Locate:
Source of guidelines for historic road identification, preservation, and management http://www.historicroads.org/
 
Lists that can be checked for OST routes in areas where the highway number is known. http://southeasttexas.iwarp.com
 
1950s map of Bexar County in his photo section under San Antonio area freewaysTexas Highwayman dot com
 
Federal Highway Administration website has good history section.  Search site with keyword 'Old Spanish Trail'http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/bibearly.htm
 
Eric Finley's Phoenix to San Diego Traveler's Guide.  http://www.hotelgadsden.com/
 
Photos of the Interstates 10 and 35 areas of the OST http://www.texasfreeway.com 
 
Revitalize:
 
City of San Antonio investment opportunities along the inner-city OST route.
http://www.sanantonio.gov/nad/devdiv/tif/tif.asp
http://www.sanantonio.gov/nad/DevDiv/TIF/pdf/targetareasmap.pdf 
http://www.sanantonio.gov/nad/DevDiv/TIF/pdf/T11-Application%20and%20Eligibility%20Determination%20Forms.pdf
 
Inner City San Antonio TIRZ 11 map attachment #2.
 
City of San Antonio economic development links http://www.sanantonio.gov/nad/devdiv/ncr/addlinks.asp?res=1024&ver=true 
 
 
Preserve:
 Seven miles of hiking and biking recreational use over the brick pavers laid in 1921 along this portion of the Old Spanish Trail auto highway in Santa Rosa County near Milton.  http://www.visitpensacola.com/trailmap/13_spanish_trail.html  
 
How to preserve the beautiful old canopied roads, especially along the OST. http://www.co.leon.fl.us/PUBWORKS/oper/canopy/visitCR.asp
 
Model for protecting water sources through legislation and oversight. http://www.edwardsaquifer.org/ 
Conservation Plan for the Sonoran Desert. http://www.pima.gov/sdcp 
 
Protecting views of natural beauty along the OST -- Conservation easements are an effective means of conserving property while maintaining private ownership. The terms of the easement are flexible and each one is unique. They are written to carry out each landowner's wishes for the future of his or her property.
Texas Parks & Wildlife booklet CONSERVATION EASEMENTS  A Guide for Texas Landowners
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/pwdpubs/media/pwd_bk_w7000_0022.pdf
Fairly simple one page  explaination on Texas Enviornmental Profiles Conservation Easement page
http://www.texasep.org/html/wld/wld_6hcp_ease.html
 
Amphisphere Art Foundation theater restoration http://www.woodlawntheatre.com/ 
 
Many plaster building enhancements along the OST - Majestic Theater and building on Houston St. at Bowie were created in Hannibal Pianta's 300 Fredericksburg Rd. studio. http://www.battersbyornamental.com/pianta.htm
 
The city of San Antonios Planning Department Historic Preservation section is surveying the 36-mile square that was the original city limits.  Preliminary survey results of areas along the Old Spanish Trail are included in the following sites.
http://www.sanantonio.gov/Historic/survey_fredericksburg.asp
http://www.sanantonio.gov/Historic/survey_woodlawnplace.asp
http://www.sanantonio.gov/Historic/survey_jims.asp
 
 Beautify:

 

Project for Public Spaces has ideas for making our OST public spaces into useful, scenic areas. http://www.pps.org/ 
 
A useful list of Park Funding Sources can be found, provided by Land Design Partners, on Page 43 of the Universal City, Texas 2006 Parks Master Plan http://www.universalcitytexas.com/documents/Public%20Works/uc_osmp.pdf
 
Texas Parks and Wildlife parks and trails grant information http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/business/grants/

 

 

 


 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

America's Byways and National Scenic Byways Program - The National Scenic Byways Program is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. The program is a grass-roots collaborative effort established to help recognize, preserve and enhance selected roads throughout the United States.
City of Crestview, Florida - Spanish Trail Festival, last weekend of April & first weekend of May each year.  Contact 850-729-6000.
Drive The Old Spanish Trail - Great website about the Old Spanish Trail Highway
http://southeasttexas.iwarp.com has some great lists that can be checked for OST routes in areas where the highway number is known.

http://www.texasfreeway.com photos of the Interstates 10 and 35 areas of the OST
Texas Highwayman dot com has a great 1950s map of Bexar County in his photo section under San Antonio area freeways
http://www.co.leon.fl.us/PUBWORKS/oper/canopy/visitCR.asp How to preserve the beautiful old canopied roads, especially along the OST.
http://www.edwardsaquifer.org/ Model for protecting water sources through legislation and oversight.
http://www.pima.gov/sdcp  Conservation Plan for the Sonoran Desert.
http://www.sanantonio.gov/nad/devdiv/tif/tif.asp
http://www.sanantonio.gov/nad/DevDiv/TIF/pdf/targetareasmap.pdf
City of San Antonio investment opportunities along the inner-city OST route.
http://www.sanantonio.gov/nad/DevDiv/TIF/pdf/T11-Application%20and%20Eligibility%20Determination%20Forms.pdf 
Inner City TIRZ 11 map attachment #2.
Many plaster building enhancements along the OST - Majestic Theater and building on Houston St. at Bowie were created in Hannibal Pianta's 300 Fredericksburg Rd. studio. http://www.battersbyornamental.com/pianta.htm
The OST 100 in Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Spanish_Trail_%28auto_trail%29
A useful list of Park Funding Sources can be found, provided by Land Design Partners, on Page 43 of the Universal City, Texas 2006 Parks Master Plan
 
Source of guidelines for historic road identification, preservation, and management http://www.historicroads.org/

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John and Kris Murphey are gathering more OST information with a forum on the American Road Magazine website http://americanroadmagazine.com/forum/

The city of San Antonios Planning Department Historic Preservation section is surveying the 36-mile square that was the original city limits.  Preliminary survey results of areas along the Old Spanish Trail are included in the following sites.
Steve Varner, also known as PARSA, has some wonderful information about Imperial and San Diego Counties, California OST on this site:  http://www.americanroads.us/ushighways/ushighway80CA.html

San Antonio's monthly celebration of the central Houston Street OST corridor http://www.sanantonio.gov/houstonstreetfair/index.asp

Project for Public Spaces has ideas for making our OST public spaces into useful, scenic areas. http://www.pps.org/ 

 

May 2007 First Annual Wildfest to be held on Balcones Heights OST corridor in northern San Antonio.  Field Trip location list will be helpful to outdoor visitors unable to make Wildfest weekend.