Sunday, December 20, 2009


This is a really neat little historic town just north of San Antonio. It was originally settled by the Gruene family, immigrants from Germany. The buildings have been restored and now are fun little tourist shops.

The first mercantile store was built by H. D. Gruene in 1878 to serve the local cotton farmers and travelers who passed through this area.

Henry D. Gruene, the town's founder, originally bought land for a cotton farm in 1872 with his father and brothers. He built his first home in 1872 and modified it over the years.


  1. Talk about being behind! You're really behind, lady!

  2. What a neat little town! Isn't it great to be able to see all those interesting places!


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