Hello, I am interested in finding the location of the Gallagher
Ranch featured recently on HGTV. It was mentioned as being located
in the Texas Hill Country and having a great mission style architecture.
Is it possible to take a tour? Thank you. The Creswells
Gallagher's Ranch is near Bandera, Texas, on San Geronimo Creek.
It was founded in 1877 by Irish immigrant Peter Gallagher, and grew
into a substantial community with its own school, post office, and
general store. Several owners later, by 1946, the property and its
rambling, native-stone ranch house was operating as a dude ranch.
I couldn't find a web site for it, but you might try http://www.banderacowboycapital.com/
Yippy Ti-O! - Texpert
a jpeg of a school roster, Porter's Chapel School, (from the vicinity
of Caldwell, Texas) that had the name "Brymer, Texas" on the front
cover. Did Brymer, Texas ever really exist. The roster was dated
1899-1900. Thank you so much!
Dear Ed, There
is, indeed, a community in Burleson County called Porter's Chapel,
but I couln't locate Brymer. Perhaps that was the photographer's
name. - Texpert
Hi, we are watching
Walker, Texas Ranger (yes, sorry, a source of Texas lore for many
of us outstaters) and they are in a town called Mournful, Texas.
Is there really such a town, or was there a town called Mournful?
It is such a gloomily poetic name, we were just curious. Thanks.
Dear Rebecca, No, I couldn't find a community called Mournful. Perhaps
it's close to Lonesome Dove! - Texpert
When I made a pilgrimage to Reklaw, Texas, I noticed I drove by
a hamlet called Sacul, Texas ... was there some kind of a backward
naming craze up there in East Texas or what? And do you know any
other backwards communities? - Aussie
Sacul and Reklaw are railway towns that wanted to title themselves
after neighboring landowners. Both names were rejected by the Post
Office as already chosen, so the founders went with backward spellings.
I've found no connection between the two places, but both began
around 1900 and are situated on the Texas and New Orleans Railroad.
In Corpus Christi, my home town, we have a subdivision and shopping
center named Saxet. Hope this helps! -Texpert
As a child my aunt took us on a tour of the Austin/Round Rock area,
showing us several sites including the Round Rock and Sam Bass'
grave. Do both still exist and are they accessible to the public?
Yes, both features await your visit. You can see the Round Rock
itself in the middle of Brushy Creek (alongside the wagon wheel
ruts) just south of the Chisolm Trail historic district. Go out
Sam Bass Road to the RR Cemetery to find that notorious criminal's
grave. Happy Exploration! -Texpert
3/ 19/ 2000
I saw the question about Texas Tea and I think the correct way to
spell it would help figure the meaning--I have always thought of
the saying as "Texas' T" as in the CAPITAL T of Texas since oil
is (or once was) the "capital" $$$$ of TX. If one was to write it:
Texas's T maybe more folks would catch that. What do you think?
like it! Otherwise, the term may well have originated with Flatt
& Scruggs' "Beverly Hillbillies" theme. - Texpert
Here's something I am looking for and can't exactly find: Where
is Stonehenge II? I know it's near Hunt or Ingram, but where? A
painting of it is reproduced on the cover of the new English literature
book just adopted by TX. It's fascinating and I'd like to take my
students there on the way to San Antonio. Directions? Restrictions??
Thanks! - Margie Davis
From Ingram, head west on TX 39 to Hunt, turn right onto RR 1340,
and go just a few miles. The road curves left, and there's the monument
with a sign proclaiming its scale and origins. Only restriction:
don't climb. - Texpert
I want to be buried on my Texas ranch. What's the law? - TSR
Dear TSR, I'm not a lawyer, but some of my best friends are. As
far as I can discern, you can do anything you wish on your own property.
Check with your county board of healh. -Texpert
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