Historical Marker Vagabond – Texas

During my travels I stop at historical markers to read about the history. I decided to take as many pictures about the marker, do some research, and then share my findings in my blog. According to the Texas Historical Commission, Historical markers in Texas have been around since the 1890s. Before the 1950s the state…

Arcadia Theatre – Kerrville, Texas

This Historical Marker is actually considered a Texas Historic Landmark and is located at 717 Water Street in Kerrville.  The Arcadia opened its doors in June 29, 1926. It closed its doors in 1988. The theater seats 338 on the main level and 120 in the balcony. I cannot believe there have been talks to…

The Pampell Opera House – Kerrville, Texas

This Historical Marker is located at 701 Water Street in Kerrville. John L. Pampell purchased this building in 1901 and shortly after, he began to remodel the second floor into an opera house which sat 450 people. The remodel included an inside stairway to the first floor so theater patrons could purchase drinks and snacks…

Old Spanish Trail – Kerrville, Texas

This Historical Marker is located in front of the Bank of the Hills at the corner of 1075 Junction Highway and Harper Road in Kerrville. The Old Spanish Trail includes segments of some of the oldest roads and trails in Texas. Of all the named highways in Texas, the Old Spanish Trail arguably has retained…

Dr. Charles Bellinger Stewart – Montgomery, Texas

Who designed the Texas Flag? This question that has been debated for years. If you say anyone other than Charles B. Stewart (while in Montgomery County), your fixing to get an ear full. Descendants of Dr. Stewart and Montgomery County feel very strongly that the Lone Star Flag was designed by none other than Charles…