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Old 03-31-2008, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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Lastly, after dinner at the Red Robin, we went up 281 to Edge Falls to see what was there. We got to the one-lane bridge and saw the falls there (which are really cool); but not surprisingly there were boatloads of ‘No Trespassing’ and ‘No Parking’ signs along the road. I guess the larger falls are about .16 miles to the east of the bridge; but it was too late and I wasn’t about to risk being arrested for trespassing to see them. There is a nice picture of them on GoogleEarth, and I agree that someone could make a lot of money by opening the place up to the public; but until then this is the closest we are going to get. Driving back up Edge Falls Road, we saw a lot of frogs hopping across the road and then something big with a lot of legs. Yep, a tarantula! So I swung the van around and my son and I got out to take a closer look. The dang things give me the willies but I had to take some pics. I then blew at it and it scampered away. The ugly little things are faster than snot!
The story on Edge Falls is that a group of bikers thought it would be cute to ride their bikes over the falls. As a result insurance companies refused to insure the property. The owners had been nice enough to keep that place open and I have been there many times.
A doctor in Houston bought the property and turned it over to the non-profit group that protect endangered land and hold it for future generations. If people in the public weren't so stupid, the property would still be open today.

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Old 03-31-2008, 08:37 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Wow, I never realized how big that place was! Looks really cool, which only irritates me more that the property is no longer open. You would think it would make for a great state park or something...

Cheers! M2
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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Talk to the doctor that owns it!! I agree, it would be a great park, that way they could keep out the riftraft that ruined it back about 1976.
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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The process is the same at Hamilton Pool up near Austin. There is a hugh cavern with a river flowing over it. The river wears through causing the roof to collapse, creating the pool and the waterfall.
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Old 03-31-2008, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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So many awesome and scary places around town
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Old 05-04-2008, 05:59 PM
 
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Just saw this . . . my biological Grandmother was actually a patient at the hospital on Southton RD. I have pictures of what the hospital used to look like . . . with patients and all. Not so nice looking! In fact, she had TB . . this was back in the late 30's, early 40's I believe. They had them in like a tent city. She eventually got transferred to the State Hospital where she died. I don't know where my pictures are but we got them while doing research on her. You can go to the main library, to the genealoy floor and request info on the Southton hospital. They'll pull out this file that has info on it.
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Old 05-04-2008, 09:30 PM
 
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Default Midget Mansion

Okay as for its location it was on the North Side off Medical Dr, before you get to Fred Rd...There are apartments there now, now it was spookiy...I worked for the Fire Dept and we made a 3 alarm fire there, and the wooden floors were 2 inches thick, talk about an axe bouncing back at you....there was a swimming pool in the back of the house and it was always full of dead animals and sort....
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Old 05-04-2008, 10:45 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Here's an interesting link I came across:

Hauntings in Texas, Texas Ghosts and Texas Ghost Stories.

Sleep well......

Oh, and contrary to popular belief, Edge Falls is not haunted.
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Old 05-15-2008, 02:42 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Where is this Edge Falls place? How could I get there? It looks so nice. I wish there were more places like that around, stupid people always ruin everything for everyone.
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:58 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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To put it bluntly, the discussion about Edge Falls is off-topic for this thread and needs to go to another thread. Admin ???
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