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In 1849, German "Freethinkers" had been dreaming of a communal utopia, free from oppression by church and state. They settled in Texas on the Cibolo Creek, where Native Americans and Spanish explorers had gone before them. The experiment evolved into a frontier outpost, a stage stop, a health spa, a railhead, a small village, a brief chapter in the Civil War, and a farm and ranch community. Boerne is now a tourist destination and a lovely place to live. This collection of pictures and stories explores what has been amazing, unique, and a little odd about this bend in the Cibolo, as well as the history of local conservation efforts. As the little town of Boerne goes through its inevitable growing pains, it is important to remember its special people and places, and what is worth saving.
ISBN: 9780738579436
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Texas
Series: Images of America
Images: 198
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Brent Evans has been a social worker for 40 years and has helped develop the Cibolo Nature Center, the Cibolo Conservancy Land Trust, the Kendall County Partnership for Parks, and the Living History Festival. He coauthored The Nature Center Book. The vintage photographs in this collection came from the Boerne Public Library and from private donors.
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