Michael Barr

The Pinta Trail

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The Pinta Trail began as a natural footpath for Native Americans traveling through the Hill Country.

The 'big bang' at Blowout

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Unusual town names are proof that frontier Texans were not short on humor and imagination.

Sophisticated Sisterdale

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The earliest settlers in Sisterdale drank fine wine from tinkling glasses. They listened to Mozart played on the piano in the library lined with classical literature.

Fredericksburg's railroad days

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Fredericksburg waited 30 years for the railroad, but when the train arrived it was a day late and a dollar short.

A place called Cain City

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A few road and street signs are all that’s left of Cain City, a commercial center and resort town once known to thousands, now all but forgotten.