If you've lived in Boerne for any time at all you probably recognize this. It is a landmark of sorts. Something you may pass by every day or something that reminds you of the July 4th fireworks or of the rodeos or the Kendall County Fair. This stucture which is fond to a lot of people was not designated an historic structure and was torn down this year in the name of progress. A lot of phone calls were made to keep it from being torn down. As the structure was on the Fair Grounds property it was in control of the Fair Grounds management although some of the actual Herff family requested it not be torn down.
Let's try to keep some of Boerne's history alive.
The beginnings of Kendall County: In 1847, when Bavarian emigrant, Nicolaus Zink, settled on Pinta Trail land, he established himself as Kendall County's first settler and the first in the future Latin community of Sisterdale. Others followed, mostly German immigrants, bringing with them a strong desire for opportunity and the ideals of freedom.
Tusculum predated Boerne, which was plotted in 1852. The same year that Comfort was laid out, 1854, George Wilkins Kendall, an accomplished writer, publisher, and the founder of the New Orleans Picayune, expanded his new career of raising sheep, to a ranch near Boerne. Click here to read more....