Religion played an important part in the lives of these early Texicans. Irish Cathlics fit perfectly within the colonization scheme of Mexico, which decreed that one must convert if they wanted to claim a Land Grant.
Music at the Catholic Church was mostly hushed, liturgical and mystic. The Negro church on Old River Road was attended by local black cowboys and their families; their music burst the church seams and spilled down the hill to the ranch house on quiet Sunday mornings.
Art parts include:
Adobe church window. Mother of pearl button. Silk ribbon. And music.