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Bandera County
History & Historical Links

The Galveston Daily News
21 July 1878
"State news "Bandera County"
"Bandera is a flourishing little frontier town of three or four hundred inhabitants... it looks rather odd to see everybody in this frontier country wearing six shooters around them and carrying winchesters with them everywhere they go.... A good many people from San Antonio come out here in the mountains every summer for their health. The water is splendid, coming from springs to the sides of the mountains. There is any quantity of game, such as deer, turkey, bear and fox. "

Historical Marker
on Hwy 16 W. of Bandera
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, the County Seat founded by John James, Charles de Montel and John Herndon in 1853.
Frontier Times Museum
Hallmark of Bandera County  & Texas History


History of the Pioneers

Bandera County Settlers.Com
A Website Dedicated to the Original Settlers in Bandera County, Texas.

Bandera County History
A 1931 San Antonio Light Newspaper Article

The 1978 Flood

Department of Transportation Map of the County of Bandera

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