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…

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…

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,…

Gruene – New Braunfels, Texas

This Historical Marker is located in the town of Gruene, which is a district within the city limits of New Braunfels, Texas. If you have not visited Gruene you are really missing out. There is so much history in this town (Gruene Texas) . I had the opportunity to have lunch at the Gristmill River…

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church-Houston, Texas

This Historical Marker is located at the corner of Jensen and Navigation. The Texas Historical Atlas Map shows this marker way south of its actual location. This is a beautiful church and school. The church has been in existence for over 100 years. The motto for this church is "Nuestra Casa es Su Casa" which…

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 […]…

Remembering Memorial Day

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…