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Old 04-03-2009, 09:57 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Welcome back Mud......
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:07 PM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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Welcome back Mud......

thanks again Forest.... hope I didn't miss much..

As I said back on post 18......


.... here we go again.. GBNF II.
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Lotsa Austin Highway memories.. most gone now??
Bean Pot
Dairy Queen
Sill's Snack Shack
McNay
Dan Cook's Time Out
Bun n Barrel (Carlos is the Aus Hwy memories bank)
Dick's Hobby Shop
the Mind's Eye
McBee's
the Big Orange
Silvey Music
Jim's Coffee Shop
Alamo Drive In Theatre
Knave Pub
Seven Oaks
Fontier Drive In
Big John's Steak House and Oyster Bar
Lamp Post Inn
Tee Pee Steak House
Wonder Bowl
Big M Speedway
Loma Linda Grocery and Lodge
the Squirrel Cage

Austin Highway before it was IH35 access road......

Starlight Lounge
San Antonio Speed Shop
Chuck Klein Driving Range





and, to add on to the previous.....

Austin seemed just a hop skip and a jump in the 60s 70s....
I hate going there now... I do everything in my power to avoid going there...
butt, the money is there, so,
in the spirit of stimulating my economy,
I will accept calls from area code 512...



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The archaeology lab at UT did the work when Canyon Dam(Corps of Engineers) was built in 1964-'65 as it too covered lots of camps, ancient and otherwise, burial grounds, villages, homes, schools, etc. and reports were filed accordingly.


1964-'65.. I always thought it was earlier than that, so I looked it up..
Construction of the Dam began in 1958, completed in 64, full in 68.

Olllddd guy I know told me some stories 8-10 years ago,
he lived by the River before the Dam was built.
His family worked at some Ranch, I don't remember all the details.

I guess he was born in the 30s, and the main part of his story that I remember,
there was a big flood, when he was very young,
and he and his father spent a day or two high up in a tree,
until they could be rescued.
I need to give him a call and get refreshed on that info.



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King Mud....I attempted to email you from your web site.
Just making sure it went through. Spam is a PITA, right?
Cat, got it.
Reply soon,
seems like there's never time to do everything I need to do.



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I would see Rattle Snakes and Cottonmouths from time to time too.

The thing is I never saw the one that bit me until I looked down to see what "stung me".
It ain't like in the movies!

Dw, how long ago was that bite incident??

How's the foot now??

Nowadaze, you might lay on the floor waiting for attention for a day or two,
from what I hear.

I'm looking through the family archives now for a picture of my grandFather.
It was in the CastroVille (or was it Hondo) newspaper maybe in the 70s...
he's holding about a six foot Rattler by the tail.
killed it at his hunting lease in Hondo.

Haven't found it yet, but I am finding a lot of other interesting memorabilia....




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"Guess that settles that controversy."
Not sure what controversy Deep Forest refers to
but stories of hugemungous catfish are common around many Texas dam sites.

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And speakin' of cotton mouths, it was at that fish camp we can't recall the name of
where I first heard tell of moccasins dropping from the low cypress branches into boats up close to the bank.
Man, that still gives me the willies to think about even now.

As for peddling a bike around the old Lake or up the road from Rio Medina,
not now nor never Mud ol' buddy so you earned that merit badge and then some.
In fact, it if were me, I would still be wearing it and telling people why.

As for shear pins, at about age 11 or 12 one summer I busted ours on a submerged rock
in a cove at Medina while my uncle Bill checked his trot line about five one morning.
It was pitch dark and cold, even in July at 5 am it's cold on the lake,
but he got the spare put in while I kept the lantern on it.

I guess that extra shear pins and needle nose pliers are still a must for any motor boat.

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I've heard some of those VW sized CatFish stories Bud.
and the ones about the mocsins dropping into the boats.

I wish I still had that Cycling badge, I like your idea of wearing it and telling why.
I asked my brother today if he remembered the name of the Fish camp,
he doesn't,
he said all he remembered was camping in the boat,
and bloodbaiting the trotlines.

Yeah, the spare shear pin lesson carried on later,
I always carried a spare master link for the HD chain.

Speaking of Sickles, I spotted this one today at my brothers place,
and he gave it to me.. An old BSA.


It was placed here 30 some odd years ago.....

I'm gonna go over with a chainSaw soon and rescue it.

mud..............
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:13 PM
 
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OMG....that "sickle" is hysterical! Have fun rescuing it!!! Need some help?? My son is volunteering!
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:29 PM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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OMG....that "sickle" is hysterical!
Have fun rescuing it!!! Need some help??
My son is volunteering!

OK, I have to now post pix of the 006 mudSickle.

and yeah, if your son can handle a chainsaw,
we are appreciative of volunteerism.

photos from 03 08 09..... South Presa and Eads.....
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:45 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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Hey! really good work! how about a 1961 ALLSTATE CRUSAIRE!!
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:50 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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Thanks Mud for asking me about my foot...My foot is fine..but the DREAMS!!
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:55 PM
 
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Default Medina Lake Dam Contruction Pics

Photos are indeed windows to the past. I found these to be quite interesting-

Medina Lake Dam Construction Photos
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Old 04-04-2009, 11:35 PM
 
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Thanks for the photos~ Wonderful historical images.
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Old 04-04-2009, 11:38 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Photos are indeed windows to the past. I found these to be quite interesting-

Medina Lake Dam Construction Photos
Nice find!!! Thanks!
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:02 AM
 
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Speaking of Austin Highway anyone remember when the JC Penny's closed? any pics of that store?
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