The Maguey - Ethel Harris trademark

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Our 2016 ornament depicts the Maguey that was the trademark used by Ethel Harris of San José Potteries. Harris was a dedicated preservationist and was "Park Manager" of Mission San José from 1938 to 1963.  Active in the San Antonio Conservation Society, she also operated a pottery and tile business at San José and employed local artisans to make her famous tiles that can be seen all over San Antonio. 

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Mission Heritage Partners provide volunteer and financial support for the preservation, protection, interpretation and enjoyment of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Since 1984, the official friends group to the park has raised more than $4 million to benefit the San Antonio park. Additional support garnered by Mission Heritage Partners through advocacy efforts total more than $70 million in value.

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