History

History – January 2017

In 1849, a group of Free Thinker German colonists from Bettina camped on the north side of Cibolo Creek, about a mile west of the site of present Boerne. They named their new community after Cicero’s Tusculum home in ancient Rome. In 1852, John James and Gustav Theissen, who helped settle Sisterdale, platted the townsite,…

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Adding Fuel to the Fire

Have you ever argued with someone on the internet?  On social media?  Oh, you really should try it, it’s a really rewarding and satisfying pastime and you make so many friends that way, people from all over the world whom you might otherwise never have met and called a filthy name!  So many minds and…

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Texas Legends

“They were men who could not be stampeded.”  “They have robbed us of our hunting grounds, they have destroyed our game, they have brought us disease, they have stirred up discord among our own race, they intimidated our braves, they have made profligates of our children, reprobates of our wives and destroyed our traditions. They…

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The Man Behind The Name

If you grew up in this little town, chances are you’ve chanted his name – albeit misspelled, or at least Anglicized – at football games, thusly: B-B-BOE! R-R-RNE!  You quite likely use it every day or so, you write it in your return address, and you’ve more than likely corrected your share of mispronunciations: It’s…

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The Last Installment ….

After almost a year of unwinding, our tale is nearly through.   Here is the last installment of the Complete and Total, Exhaustive History of Boerne! If you missed it you can find it all through the magic of the internet at www.hillcountryexplore.com under the archives tab, beginning in March of 2015. ************** As the…

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History of Boerne- Part 10

This is the TENTH chapter in the History of Boerne series!  Last month we roared into the first two decades of the twentieth century on a wave of prosperity from Boerne’s booming tourist and health resort industry.  Also fueling the boom was King Cotton, and for a while there it looked like the good times…

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