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The beginnings of Boerne - Event in/near Boerne


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The beginnings of Boerne


- In 1852 Gustav Theissen and John James laid out the town site and named it Boerne in honor of Ludwig Boerne, a German author and publicist. Boerne developed the reputation of having a very healthful environment and quickly became a health resort with the arrival of the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway in 1887.


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The beginnings of Boerne

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St. Mary's Sanitarium 1896 - in/near Boerne

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Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)

St. Mary's Sanitarium


A facility used for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB). One of the founders of this sanitarium was Dr. Ferdinand Herff, a prominent early German settler in Boerne. Dr. Herff was instrumental in getting the railroad from San Antonio to Boerne which would help get his patients to Boerne. Boerne was a center for the treatment of TB due to its fresh air as at this point there were no antibiotics for TB. This building was torn down in 1930.




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Clara Moehring - Comfort's photographer (1908-1920) 1908 - in/near Comfort

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Clara Moehring - Comfort's photographer (1908-1920)


Miss Clara Moehring, Comfort's female photographer, who operated her photography studio from 1908-1920.



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Boerne Livery 1920s 1920 - in/near Boerne

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Boerne Livery 1920s


Boerne Livery 1920s This was an important point in time between using horses for transportation and the automobile. A trip to San Antonio by cart would take a day then you'd spend the next day in San Antonio then take another day to get back to Boerne.

Chat with Col. Bettie Edmonds - Sept 2013


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The beginnings of Kendalia 1883 - in/near Kendalia

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The beginnings of Kendalia


Kendalia was first surveyed by D. W. Grady in 1883 for early settler Carl Gustav Vogel, who built a gin and gristmill at the town. In 1895 the post office records were transferred from Curry`s Creek to Kendalia.



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Telephone Bldg - 1917 1917 - in/near Boerne

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Telephone Bldg - 1917


Telephone Bldg - 1917

Chat with Col. Bettie Edmonds - Oct 2013


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The beginnings of Sisterdale / 1847-00-00The beginnings of Kendalia / 1883-00-00
The beginnings of Comfort / 1854-00-00
The beginnings of Waring / 1887-00-00Speak Easy  / 1910-01-05
The beginnings of Welfare / 1875-00-00
Guadalupe Post Office - Est 1874 / 1874
The beginnings of Bergheim / 1901-00-00
The beginnings of Boerne / 1852-00-00
Boerne Public School - class of 1908 / 1908Boerne Fire DepartmentTelephone Bldg - 1917 / 1917
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