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Monday, August 29, 2011
Ysleta Mission--made of adobe, clay, straw and Spanish vigas
Ysleta Mission, established 1680, is the oldest continuously active parish in the state of Texas, and the community of Ysleta is the oldest in Texas, dating back to 1682. The Rio Grande flooded in 1744 and again in 1829, and the current mission building was built in 1851. Today it is one of the jewels of the Rio Grande, a beautiful and proud landmark in the Mission Valley of El Paso.