Volume 1 (2014) – Article 6
ARCHIVAL RESEARCH OF THE HISTORY OF THE FRANCISCO FLORES RANCH
By: Adriana Muñoz Ziga
The Francisco Flores Ranch, located northwest of Floresville, Texas, encompassed five sitios of land and one labor on the west bank of the San Antonio River at the paraje known as Chayopines. The Flores Ranch is one of the last surviving privately owned colonial ranches that have been identified in the San Antonio River valley containing standing structures possibly dating to the original date of occupation. I outline previous research on the property and offer new interpretations on the farm and ranch complex.