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Old 10-11-2010, 08:39 AM
 
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That is a very nice angle there and it seems we are getting better at this game.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:37 AM
 
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Is it the Fischer Bowling Cub?
Too easy!



Ninepin Bowling Club at Fischer, Texas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthigh/4524393655/ - broken link)

Early in American history, Ninepin Bowling was the preferred sport, until it was outlawed in most of the United States in the early nineteen century and replaced with ten-pin bowling halls. Everywhere, that is, except for a small slice of Texas, where the German immigrant communities kept it alive. In Ninepins, the nine pins are arranged in a diamond shape, and the goal is to knock down all the outside pins, leaving the center-pin standing for the highest score. But really, the bowling clubs were less about the sport, and more about being a place to socialize and gather for the German-Americans.

Today, fewer than twenty of Ninepin Bowling Clubs remain registered in the state, primarily in the three counties of Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe, in tiny communities such as Bulverde, Spring Branch, Mission Valley, Bracken, Freiheit, Solms and Zuehl. This one is located in the rural community of Fischer's Store northwest of New Braunfels.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:47 AM
 
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Here's a new one:




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Can you guess the location of this honky-tonk joint, found on the road heading out of San Antonio (one of the original 26 state highways laid out by Texas in 1917)?
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:34 PM
 
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Is that a portion of Cowboys Dance Hall?.....not sure.
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Old 10-14-2010, 06:12 PM
 
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That's what I was going to say... but I don't think so because I don't think it's on one of the original 26 state highways. This is a toughie...
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Old 10-14-2010, 06:28 PM
 
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Larger photo available on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthigh/5078103061/ - broken link)

Can you guess the location of this honky-tonk joint, found on the road heading out of San Antonio (one of the original 26 state highways laid out by Texas in 1917)?
Looks like Nelson City Dance Hall near Boerne
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:52 AM
 
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Looks like Nelson City Dance Hall near Boerne
Correct!



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The Nelson City Dance Hall is located next to Po-Po's right off Old Highway 9 (previously the Old San Antonio Road, later US-385, currently FM 289), a few miles south of Welfare. The "town" was formed by Edwin Nelson when he set up a shop and gas station in the 1920's. In 1929 he built a dance hall, but with the Great Depression it soon went out of business and was sold, and later became Po-Po's Cafe. Nelson City today is a collection of colorful Texas-themed buildings and memorabilia that hosts various parties, dances, and events.
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:59 AM
 
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Here's a new one - recognize this colorful mosaic in San Antonio?



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Old 10-21-2010, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Lakewood, CO
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Great thread!! Keep em coming!
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:18 PM
 
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No guesses?



It's located at the Crownridge Canyon Natural Area in northwest San Antonio near Friedrich Wilderness Park. Originally this 200-acre parcel was just going to be another subdivision with dozens of overpriced cookie-cutter houses, but was bought by SAPAR and turned into a pocket park in 2006 with a couple miles of walking trails. The mosaic, representing the replenishment of the Edwards Aquifer and the Recharge Zone, is found near the entrance to the park.
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