in a Pecan Shell
High Hill was once a community with it's future assured. It was the
only town in southern Fayette
County for years and was a stop on a transcontinental stage route.
The railroad had plans for High Hill - wanting to include it along
its route between Houston
and San Antonio.
But the townspeople declined the railroad's offer and the town just
declined. The rails went in south of town and Schulenburg
was founded as a result.
in High Hill, January 1940; the store was built the previous year.
Charlie Ripper Photo Collection; submitted by Carolyn
outside a store
TE Photo, March 2001
Hill rural scene
TE Photo, January 2002
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