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Our City, Our History: San Pedro Creek Project

(SBG San Antonio photo)

It's no secret that San Antonio's history began long before the city was ever a part of the United States.

In this week's installment of "Our City, Our History," we show you how the San Pedro Creek Project is connecting San Antonio's history to its future.

"It is the birth place of our community. That's where Bexar County and the city of San Antonio started, so it's so important to our history," said Monica Ramos, spokeswoman with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.

In May of 1718, both the city and the county were officially founded under Spain. The water from San Pedro Creek became a vital part of life for those coming to the area. It was used for a number of things, including irrigation, farming and trading.

But in the 1900s, the creek went through several changes and as a result was no longer as prominent.

But now, the San Pedro Creek culture park project is breathing new life into the creek.

The project will bring some big changes, including replacing eight bridges and eleven acres of landscaping.

"It's also our belief that it's gonna spur a lot more economic development in the area And that's a win-win for everyone," Ramos said.

By the time the entire project is complete, it will span more than two miles.

San Pedro Creek Park will have its grand opening for the first segment this Saturday.

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