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Old 10-06-2010, 06:51 PM
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This building is on Thousand Oaks going east....right before Wetmore rd. on the right hand side. Friend of mine had a house behind here on a hill many years ago. You can combine this prize money with the last one I won...woohoo!

You were close CTSanders..very close, but no cigar! lol
Is this where the egg place is now?
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:54 PM
 
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Is this where the egg place is now?

Yep! The egg place is right there in that group of older buildings. Lordy...I remember when that used to be out in the sticks!
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:51 PM
 
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I figured that would be an easy one:


Photo on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthigh/5057856876/ - broken link)

This is the old post office building for the town of Wetmore, located at the corner of Wetmore Road and Thousand Oaks. Back in the day when this was still waaaaaay out in the middle of nowhere, the community of Wetmore was established in 1890 when the brand spankin'-new railroad was built, eleven miles on its way out of San Antonio. It was never a large community, but it did have its own separate identity well into the twentieth century. Nowadays, little remains as a reminder that the town of Wetmore existed as something "other than San Antonio" -- just one of many little communities that are now no longer individual towns but part of the greater San Antonio area as they have been gobbled up by the growing city. Just a partial list of "lost towns" include: Longhorn, Fratt, Coker, Shavano, Robards, Beckmann, Adams, Remount, Southton, Berg's Mill, Buena Vista, Cassin, Terrell Wells, Luxello, Withers, Olga, Sayers, and Short's Corner (I'm sure that I am missing several more, though).
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:19 PM
 
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Mlhradio....hope you don't mind, but if I may...

Can anyone identify this photo from 1966? It is here in SA, and now is a very busy area.....
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:33 PM
 
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Default I-10 north,

I believe it to be I-19 north about where DeZaval would be now
axcept back in the sixties. The pickup truck looks like a 1962 Chevrolet.
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Mlhradio....hope you don't mind, but if I may...

Can anyone identify this photo from 1966? It is here in SA, and now is a very busy area.....
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:24 PM
 
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Mlhradio....hope you don't mind, but if I may...

Can anyone identify this photo from 1966? It is here in SA, and now is a very busy area.....
I can only really guess, since this would have been before I was born, and about four decades before I moved to San Antonio. But if I had to make an educated guess, that landscape profile on the horizon looks suspiciously like present-day IH-10/US-87 west, from approximately where UTSA Blvd is located now, and the roadway descends slightly in elevation to Leon Creek. The notch in the hills kinda looks like the Puerta Pinta gap in the Balcones Escarpment, where the old Pinta Trail heads northwest from San Antonio to Boerne and beyond.
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:44 PM
 
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Your both right! This was taken about where the old Locke Hill School is. The road at the bottom of the hill is DeZavala. They were building IH-10 going west in this picture....sure looks different! The spot where Locke Hill is, used to be a stagecoach stop....the next one along the line was at Leon Springs. Your right about the Pinta trail going this way thru the hills. It extended from San Antonio thru the hill country for about 180 miles and ended at the Santa Cruz de San Saba mission outside of Menard. Here is a link that gives more detail of the Pinta Trail. Interesting stuff:

Handbook of Texas Online - PINTA TRAIL
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:57 AM
 
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Photo on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthigh/5058334785/ - broken link)

This historic church can be found a bit off the beaten path in a county adjacent to Bexar County. Recognize this location?
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:25 AM
 
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No guesses after the first day? Okay, here's a couple of clues. The first part of the church was constructed in 1853 and expanded to its present form in 1868, but was ultimately abandoned in 1914, many years after most of the townsfolk had relocated about a mile and a half to the north. In the cemetery directly adjacent to the left (which was abandoned in the 1890's due to a diphtheria epidemic) are several wrought-iron cross markers and the grave of the first sheriff of Bandera County.
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:48 AM
 
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The suspense is killing me!
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