Railroad Depot. More Texas
Courtesy Fayette County Heritage Museum & Archives
Painted Churches Tour|
Maps - Available at the Schulenburg Chamber
618 N. Main. 979-743-4514
and are available even after hours
on the porch.
Hotels - Book NowNavidad
Valley Heritage Museum
631 North Main. Open Mon, Wed and Fri 10am - 4pm
and by appointment.
Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum
Just after you go South on 77 through the
underpass, you'll see a large brightly painted bi-plane on your left. Sunday Hours
are 1:30 to 4:00. Wednesday to Friday 1:00 to 4:00 and Saturday 11:00 to 4:00.
The Stanzel Family Foundation is a model of small town philanthropy. Website -
Located in back of the Chamber of Commerce you'll
find the Structure. The telescope resides in the Museum. Edison Schaefer hand-ground
the 10 inch lens in back of his father's Hardware store. The store was built in
1896 and now is home to the Schulenburg Sticker (The town's newspaper).
The $1500 price tag for the observatory was a lot of money then, but if you named
your son Edison, we suppose you're committed to funding projects.
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the "American" Cemetery, Tubbs Cemetery and (Incorrectly Identified on 1965 Maps
as) Lyons Cemetery.
Russek Street west until it reaches a dead end. This shaded park with its Cedar-lined
Streets is in stark contrast to the Catholic Cemeteries of the region, which are
all treeless or nearly treeless. The plot that the cemetery is built around is
in the NW corner. The Lyons Family were the original settlers and the Indian attack
that occurred in 1837, left father James dead and son William kidnapped. Note
the incorrect name on the stone and the correction on the historical marker two
Built in 1929 and still in operation, this is the last Hotel/Theater
left in Texas. The operation has changed hands only once and very little else
has. Momma's Pizza is one of Schulenburg's only off-the-highway eateries. See
of the Von Minden.
plowshares into swords or whatever - just keep the beer coming. |
Fayette County Heritage Museum & Archives
Chamber of Commerce : |
618 N. Main (downtown Schulenburg)
Be sure to get their
City Map and History Brochure.
ISD : http://www.schulenburg.txed.net/
One of the other unique things I like about Schulenburg is the Jewish synagogue
there. Very unique for Central Texas. |
The strong Jewish merchant class
throughout Central Texas at beginning of century has now largely disappeared.
The Glossermanns in Lockhart are another
exception. - Richard Zelade, author of "Hill Country", July 06, 2000
Velehrad and Schulenburg |
Dear TE, My father Richard Schumann lived in
Schulenburg and was courting my mother (Albina Ermis) in the very early 1900s.
Leaving her place in Velehrad,
one dark evening, he got his truck stuck on the muddy road on the way to Engle.
At that time he was working for the railroad at Schulenburg and one of his duties
was to meet the midnight passenger train. His initial panic gave way to fast thinking
and he grabbed the railroad lantern from his truck and ran to the tracks as he
knew a freight train was due very soon.
He lit the lantern and started
waving it in front of the oncoming frieght train. The engineer stopped to find
out the emergency and my dad said: "I'm stuck down the road but I have to meet
the midnight passenger train in Schulenburg." The enginner told him to hop on.
As the train gathered speed, the engineer then informed him that he would not
be stopping in Schulenburg since the delay had put him behind schedule. "...but
I will slow down for you to jump off" the engineer said and this he did. I have
heard my father tell that story many times.
P.S. I have spelled Velehrad
everyway imaginable. I hope I have it right this time. - Harold Schumann, Van
Alstyne, Texas, November 10, 2006