Woman sitting at 1950s computerWebsite of the Week – New for June 10th

You can’t find everything online.  But you can still find a lot, if you know where to look!

Nothing beats summer’s heat like cool, flowing water.  Plunge into the Edwards Aquifer with this fascinating website! Browsing will give you a new appreciation for how this unique underground water feature has shaped our region and many of the local places we enjoy for their natural beauty.

Featured Website:  The Edwards Aquifer Website

Postcard of a wooden bridge over the San Antonio Rivar at Hot Wells.

A wooden bridge suspended over the San Antonio River behind the Hot Wells resort led to Mission San Jose.

Topic: Edwards Aquifer

Creator: Gregg Eckhardt

Curious about the Blue Hole or the world’s largest water well (at the Living Waters Catfish Farm)? This site contains a wealth of information on natural science, history, issues, and laws relating to the underground water system that sustains San Antonio and the surrounding area.  Well organized and illustrated throughout!

Beth’s comment:

Don’t miss the excellent histories of places like Brackenridge Park, Hot Wells Hotel, the San Antonio River, and San Pedro Springs. Eckhardt covers the early days through recent improvement projects and archaeological discoveries.  Each site’s section includes lavish illustrations using vintage postcards, contemporary photos, and even videos.

Tip: Use the Index to All Pages to browse topics, including specific historic sites and waterways.

The library’s “Website of the Week” can be found on its landing page under the heading, “What’s New?” All of the featured sites can be found by topic under Research Links. If you have a question about any of these sites, or have one to share, please contact librarian Beth Standifird at bstandifird@saconservation.org.

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