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Bandera, Texas Historical Markers

 
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By Larry D. Moore, May 23, 2018
Bandera County Marker Area
Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 290 — Bandera County
A strategic Indian point in early days. Rangers and Comanches struggled here in 1843. In 1854 Elder Lyman Wight settled Mormon colony. In 1855 Poles settled here. From early days a part of Bexar County, created and organized in 1856 Bandera, . . . — Map (db m117676) HM
Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 291 — Bandera County Courthouse
First permanent courthouse for county, which was organized in 1856, but used makeshift quarters for offices and courtrooms until this building was erected 1890-91. Style is local version of the Second Renaissance Revival. White limestone for the . . . — Map (db m111201) HM
Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 18179 — Bandera Historic Town Center
The origin of the name of Bandera Pass and its namesake city and county dates back to conflicts between the Spanish Army and native Lipan Apaches in the early 18th century. The history of the townsite began in the early 1840s, when Charles de Montel . . . — Map (db m130359) HM
Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 293 — Bandera Pass
Celebrated Indian pass known from the earliest days of Spanish settlement · Identified with many a frontier fight and many a hostile inroad · Old ranger trail from the Medina to the Guadalupe River and the United States Army route between frontier . . . — Map (db m24384) HM
Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 17596 — Bandera, "Cowboy Capital of the World"
The tradition of the Texas cowboy originated from northern Mexico with the vaqueros, individuals mounted on horseback who herded livestock, mainly cattle, through the open prairie. These men became legends in Bandera County. The City of Bandera . . . — Map (db m130352) HM
Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — Bandera, Texas USAState of Texas Resolutions
July 12, 1984 - The State of Texas House of Representatives, House Concurrence Resolution No. 94, signed by Texas Governor Mark White. "Be it additionally resolved that the Texas county of Bandera be declared the international headquarters . . . — Map (db m130398) HM
Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 294 — Bandera's First Bank
Bandera's First Bank. On Texas Republic land grant. Hand-cut native rock. Built about 1860. A school, home, shop. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1965Map (db m130358) HM
Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 668 — Camp Montel C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense
(side 1) Camp Montel C.S.A. Site 25 mi. West on Hy. 470, 1 mi. South. Established 1862 as part of Red River-Rio Grande defense line. Named for Captain Charles DeMontel, surveyor and colonizer of Bandera, leader of county . . . — Map (db m111200) HM
Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 718 — Captain Jack Phillips(1839-1876)
A Bandera County Deputy Sheriff, Capt. Jack Phillips, set out alone on Dec. 29, 1876, on an official visit to Sabinal Canyon. Indians attacked him at Seco Canyon Pass, 22 miles southwest of Bandera. Phillips raced for the nearest settlement. When . . . — Map (db m117712) HM
Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 1599 — First Bandera County Courthouse
Georgia stonemason Henry White is credited with building this structure about 1868. In 1877 a store occupied the first floor and the Masonic Lodge met on the top floor. County commissioners bought the building that year to provide space for county . . . — Map (db m130355) HM
Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 17843 — Great Western Cattle Trail
The Great Western Cattle Trail (also known as the Old Texas Trail and the Dodge City Trail) was the longest of all 19th century trails used to drive cattle from Texas to distant markets. In 1874, Capt. John T. Lytle and other cowboys led 3,500 . . . — Map (db m130351) HM
Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 3474 — Mormon Settlers in Bandera County
Entered the year-old town of Bandera in March, 1854. Leader was Lyman Wight, church elder who had separated from followers of Brigham Young and taken a colony of 250 to Texas in 1846. Settling first in Austin, then Fredericksburg (where they . . . — Map (db m130135) HM
Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 3750 — Old Huffmeyer Store
Built 1873 for E. Huffmeyer & brother, by B.F. Langford, Sr., contractor; of native stone. Bandera's oldest building. Used over 30 years by W.J. Davenport, Sr., as general store. Damaged by fire, 1936. Restored and remodeled by Thomas . . . — Map (db m111521) HM
Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 3755 — Old Jail & Courthouse
Built 1881. Local stone, cypress floors used. Housed county offices until 1890. Used 57 years. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1965Map (db m130354) HM
Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 3823 — Old Texas Ranger Trail
This winding, 100-mile trail from San Antonio to Kerrville was, during the 19th century, a strategic patrol road traveled by Texas Rangers to protect the surrounding area from hostile Indian attacks. During uneasy pioneer days roads such as . . . — Map (db m117711) HM
Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 5082 — St. Stanislaus Convent and First Catholic School
Polish settlers, who came to Bandera in 1855, built this convent and Catholic school in 1874. All classes, except religion and music, were moved in 1882 to a nearby frame school building. In 1922 a second story was added to the native limestone . . . — Map (db m130357) HM
Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 13423 — The Mills of Bandera
Communities in the 19th century relied on mills to provide lumber, shingles, flour and cloth. Local millers and blacksmiths were integral community members, providing the necessary materials for early development. Stephen F. Austin reported in 1833 . . . — Map (db m130356) HM

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