Gruene Cotton Gin – (Gruene) New Braunfels, Texas

This Historical Marker is located on a bluff overlooking the Guadalupe River, the now Gristmill River Restaurant and Bar was the old Gruene Cotton Gin. The Gruene cotton gin processed crops raised by area farmers until the wooden structure burned to the ground in 1922.  All that remains of the water-powered mill today is the … Continue reading Gruene Cotton Gin – (Gruene) New Braunfels, Texas

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Gruene’s Hall – (Gruene) New Braunfels, Texas

This Historical Marker is located at 1281 Gruene Rd. in the Historical District of Gruene which is in the city limits of New Braunfels. Gruene's Hall, built in 1878, is Texas’ oldest continually operating and most famous dance hall. By design, not much has physically changed since the Hall was first built. The 6,000 square … Continue reading Gruene’s Hall – (Gruene) New Braunfels, Texas

H. D. Gruene Mercantile – (Gruene) New Braunfels, Texas

This Historical Marker is located just across from Gruene Hall, in Gruene.  The building was built in 1903 by Henry D. Gruene as a place where tenant farmers could buy their wares and do business. Today, Gruene Antique Company encompasses the large center room of the building which once held the dry goods for sale, … Continue reading H. D. Gruene Mercantile – (Gruene) New Braunfels, Texas

Remembering Memorial Day — Historical Marker Vagabond

As the weekend nears, many people will be getting ready to celebrate Memorial Day. So why is this so important? Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May and was first observed in May 1868. The American holiday of Memorial Day was established soon after the Civil War and celebration commemorated the sacrifices […] … Continue reading Remembering Memorial Day — Historical Marker Vagabond