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FOCUS ON THE BACKROADS: TEXAS DANCE HALLS – FISCHER HALL

Fischer, Texas was established in the 1850’s as a supply center on a section of road, known as the Devil’s Backbone, between Blanco and San Marcos.  Hermann Fischer in 1853, built a log trading post, know as, Fischer’s Store,  to serve the local communities and folks traveling through the area.  The Potters Creek School, the first in […]

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FOCUS ON THE BACKROADS: WICHITA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE OKLAHOMA

Located in the southwestern part of Oklahoma, near Lawton, is the  Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge.  The 59,020-acres are  home to elk, deer, buffalo and other wild life.  It is also a popular area for hiking, rock climbing, camping and other outdoor activities. This area was established in 1901 when President McKinley proclaimed a portion […]

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FOCUS ON THE BACKROADS: FESTIVAL OF TEXAS FIDDLING – TWIN SISTERS DANCE HALL

  I was tempted to start this blog entry with……If you’re gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band…..but dang that would be corny – so I will not.  On Saturday, December 6th the first, of hopefully many, Festival of Texas Fiddling took place at the Twin Sisters Dance Hall in Blanco, […]

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FOCUS ON THE BACKROADS: CRIDERS RODEO AND DANCE HALL

What  better represents Texas than combining a Rodeo and Dancing?  Since 1925 that is exactly what the Crider family has done – providing entertainment for several generation.  Dang – horses, bulls, cowboys, pretty “Texas Girls”, music, and dancing – have we died and gone to heaven? The Crider family came to America in the early […]

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