Backroads of Texas. The Sites, Scenes, History, People, And by Larry Hodge, Ed Syers

By Larry Hodge, Ed Syers

This re-creation takes you off the most important highways to find the points of interest, scenes, heritage, and areas that make the Lone megastar kingdom particular.

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Crockett contain restored Victorian houses; 905 is open for tours. The old opera house is at 300 N. Travis. Kelly Square, a restored three-story turn-of-the-century building at 115 S. Travis, houses art, antique, food, and other shops.

A mural at 3rd and Main also honors him. Several interesting turn-of-the-century homes, churches and buildings lie within a few blocks of downtown. ) has a map guide. South of the city, big Lake Wright Patman offers camping and all recreational facilities. Immediately south of the highway and just within Texas is pretty Spring Lake Park. Here you may see the spring which, according to tradition, quenched the thirst of the survivors of De Soto’s expedition more than four centuries ago (see Weches).

Without attempting recipes, staples in a typical Tex-Mex meal consist of tortillas, tamales, enchiladas, beans, rice, and guacamole (avocado) salad. Side dishes, ranging from tacos and burritos to chili con queso and nachos, are delicious. San Antonio ranks first in Tex-Mex food, with Austin in close competition. Most Texas cities and towns have good restaurants, and rare indeed is the cafe which does not offer a good bowl of chili. Across the Rio Grande, you can order this kind of “Mexican food,” but the menu of interior Mexico is more cosmopolitan in selection, and Tex-Mex food is really a concession to visiting Americans.

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