Bandera in Bandera County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Frontier Times Museum
Built 1933 to house Western collection of J. Marvin Hunter, Sr. (1880-1957), noted historian, journalist, editor and author. Having lived throughout the west, he settled in Bandera as owner of "New Era", 1921-1934. In 1923 he founded "Frontier Times"--a magazine devoted to history, border tragedy, and pioneer achievement. By 1926 he was adding relics to the museum's Western library. He financed construction of museum by sale of his books. Purchased after his death by Mr. and Mrs. F.B. Doane, it is maintained by Doane Foundation.
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2071.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
Location. 29° 43.685′ N, 99° 4.279′ W. Marker is in Bandera, Texas, in Bandera County. Marker is at the intersection of 13th Street and Pecan Street, on the right when traveling north on 13th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bandera TX 78003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker Warren Hunter (here, next to this marker); Bandera County Courthouse (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Montel C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (about 800 feet away); Mormon Settlers in Bandera County (about 800 feet away); Amasa Clark (about 800 feet away); Tribute to Valor (about 800 feet away); Bandera County War Memorial (about 800 feet away); Captain Jack Phillips (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bandera.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on December 19, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.