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Confederate Tannery

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Brakenridge Park, San Antonio, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 27' 26.4996", -98° 28' 36.6996"
    Texas State
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    To fill footwear, harness and saddlery needs of the South; established 1863 on this site, then 2 miles above city limits. Operated in summer as well as winter, because tanning agent, a soup made of chopped mesquite wood, soaked deeply into hides. Thus, unlike other tannins, this prevented loss in hot weather. Plant treated 6,000 hides at a time. Shoemakers of Confederate Texas were to be concentrated here. A cotton and woolen mill, run by San Antonio river power, was also built on plant site. Other wartime Texas products included salt, hats, cotton cards.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Confederate Tannery Historical Marker Location Map, San Antonio, Texas

Related Themes: Texas C.S.A., Texas Confederate States of America, Confederacy
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