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Old 11-25-2015, 01:34 PM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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Guess the location in San Antonio: ( where the wall is located, not what is on the picture)
(Hint: there’s more than one)
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Nogalitos St Underpass
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Old 11-25-2015, 02:04 PM
 
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Nogalitos St Underpass
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Too easy...right ?

I’m sure you also noticed that there are 18 on each side.

18+18+ 36

1836...

(I’m home with a cold & got way too much time!)

BTW.... photo !
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Old 11-27-2015, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Arg, i hate learning that its gated and about staying on the path, etc.
Texas has some laws with regard to small waterways (creeks) that allow landowners to actually own the land under the water so its probably not even worth trying to take a canoe or kayak if it means you will be trespassing if you have to portage in low water areas.



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You're pretty much right on the button.



The Answer is: This is the Acker Road Crossing at Curry Creek, located about half a mile above where Curry Creek merges with the Guadalupe River, in Kendall County. Heading north on Edge Falls Road (that runs between Bergheim and Kendalia), after a few miles there is a turn-off to the right to Acker Road. The first few miles of this road have recently been graded and paved, but after a while it turns into a dirt-and-gravel one-lane road. Even though this is a public road, there are two closed gates before reaching the stream crossing -- you have to get out to open the gate then return back to close it after passing.

After the low water crossing, there is another closed gate, and the gravel road gives way to pavement again. Within a few miles, where the road crosses the Kendall/Comal County Line the name changes to Urschel Road, and a few miles later it merges with Spring Branch Road, which takes you to US-281. Map of the location here: Yahoo! Maps, Driving Directions, and Traffic

The first Europeans in Kendall County settled along the banks of Curry Creek further upstream in 1847, south of present-day Kendalia. Curry Creek starts in the center of the county and generally runs southeast until it meets with the Guadalupe River, in the northern part of Guadalupe River State Park. Roughly five miles upstream, Curry Creek flows over some limestone cliffs forming Edge Falls (Edge Falls is not open to the pu), forming a large natural swimming hole that was popular for many decades until access was cut off by the land owner in the Seventies. The smaller upper falls are visible from the roadway, but the much more impressive lower falls and grotto are on private property and out of view.

If you look more closely in the picture (Guess My Location Photo #1 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthigh/5019435310/ - broken link)), in the background you can just barely see a ripple in the creek that marks where the original low water crossing was located. At one time in the distant past, this road was straight; but now there is a kink in the roadway forming the present-day crossing -- a longer, wider path that gives the creek a larger area for the water to pass over, reducing the chance of flooding. When I visited on Sept. 23rd, the creek was still running a bit high from the recent rains, maybe about eight inches deep on the roadway. For all of the previous week, though, the crossing had been closed due to the rainfall from T.S. Karl.

If anyone plans to visit this spot in the future, be aware of just how deep the water is before crossing. Also, all of the land is private property, so do not stray from the public right-of-way, some of the landowners don't take too kindly to trespassers. And be sure to check out the nearby upper Edge Falls if you're in the area.

Here's another photo I took of almost the exact same spot, at this time last year: Picture A Day November 16, 2009 - Curry Creek Crossing | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthig...7620610035860/ - broken link) -- as you can see, not much has changed, other than the water's a bit higher now.

To everyone -- thanks for all the guesses. The next one will be easier, I promise!
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Old 05-23-2016, 01:17 PM
 
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Can you guess this location in San Antonio?

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Old 05-23-2016, 01:22 PM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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Can you guess this location in San Antonio?
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south of Porter on the east side of Mittman.
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Old 05-23-2016, 01:40 PM
 
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Well dang!
5 min. later and we have an answer!
Interesting facade. Anyone know anything about this place?
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Old 05-23-2016, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Was just gonna ask Mud if he knew any history on the place. I've been by it before and wondered if maybe it was a fire house due to the type of doors on the front. Maybe an old church?
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Old 05-23-2016, 02:13 PM
 
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Well dang!
5 min. later and we have an answer!
Interesting facade. Anyone know anything about this place?
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Was just gonna ask Mud if he knew any history on the place. I've been by it before and wondered if maybe it was a fire house due to the type of doors on the front. Maybe an old church?
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construction began around 1929-30.

a little info at the image below. I have more.
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Old 05-23-2016, 02:29 PM
 
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*mud*....you are a vast wealth of information & knowledge.
How about you posting something?

I probably won’t get it, but I can give it a try!
Thanks.
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Old 05-24-2016, 01:51 PM
 
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*mud*....you are a vast wealth of information & knowledge.
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thank you sir. I've been around. and around.....
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How about you posting something?

I probably won’t get it, but I can give it a try!
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08 18 2013. posting #247 in this thread.

got a couple nibbles, no answer to the location.

Faux Bois Art in Northwest SATx.

this neck of the woods has a great view...........
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