These two groups joined forces to open the Parade by bringing to life the people who discovered and settled San Antonio. Spanish explorers discovered the Payaya Nation’s settlement at San Pedro Springs in 1661, and “Villa de Bejar” was founded by Spanish explorers & natives by 1718.
Los Granaderos and Battle For Texas gathered members and friends who love to share history to reenact the people who lived the stories. Together these friends collected key player characters who paved the way for San Antonio’s settlement: Spanish Colonial guards, a Spanish Colonial commander, a Spanish Colonial general, Spanish Colonial soldiers, plus American and Spanish militia men keeping pace to a cadence performed by a Spanish Colonial drum major and his Spanish Colonial fifers and drummers. Walking in front of the Spanish soldiers were two Presidial soldiers and one Franciscan friar.
Leading this historic Spanish sight were six individuals dressed in the attire of the time and region of the six flags they carried that once flew over Texas.
Thank you to these ladies and gentlemen for a respectable and awesome presentation of San Antonio’s earliest known roots!
📸 JONATHAN IVY