in a Pecan ShellThe
state granted land here as early as 1847. John Twohig of San
Antonio was the original owner. In 1879 J. C. W. Ingram bought six acres opened
a store and applied for a post office under his name. The earliest settlers were
farmers. The stands of Cypress trees along the river provided raw material for
the shingle industry, and later sheep, goat and cattle ranches were established.
The area had a reputation for having a healthy climate. When popular
singer and celebrated consumptive Jimmy Rogers moved to Kerrville
in the 1920s, the whole region got a boost as a health Mecca.
region is dense with summer camps for various organizations, weekend retreats
and lodges for hunters who want exotic game. Hill
Country Arts Foundation
- Visual and performing arts.
West of Ingram on Hwy 39.
performances information - 1-830-367-5121
Ingram - Off Hwy
39 and 27.
Antique shops, galleries, restaurants in the Ingram's old business
in the Hills
- Replica of Stonehenge
A few miles west on Hwy 27 to Hunt,
then 2 miles west on FM 1340
- Hwy 27 East 7 miles to Kerrville Kerrville-Schreiner
Just south of downtown Kerrville
on Hwy 16 across the bridge youíll see the sign for 173. Go left on 173 and two
and a half miles later youíll come to the park entrance on your left. This 517-acre
park offers canoe and tube rentals in the Guadalupe
River. During the week itís VERY tranquil and on weekends itís still an improvement
over the crowds found on the river back in Kerrville.
Reservations recommended for overnight stay. Annual bicycling event every Easter
Weekend. 830-257-5392. Fredericksburg
- From Kerrville, Hwy 16 North 22 miles
- Hwy 27 East 26 miles to Comfort via Center Point. Swimming
to Mexico II - A trip to Ingram
Kerrville Hotels >
Book Hotel Here
Town View. "The only all rock town in the U.S." |
1940s Postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/