For over a decade, I compiled interviews, archival papers, county records, and family anecdotes to write about the development of travel and tourism along the backroads around my hometown of New Braunfels, Texas. Woven into this book is the story of my grandfather, Joe Sanders, who compiled the first scenic road map of Comal County.
This recreation history of the Texas Hill Country has something for everyone:
Motoring in the 1920s and 1930s
Tour the Guadalupe River Drive (today's popular "River Road"), the Devil's Backbone, and other scenic byways
Explore forgotten caves and parks
The story of the first county tourist maps and a road marking system
Life and leisure during the Depression
Filled with firsthand accounts
Over 50 historical illustrations--including photos, postcards, and maps
Published by Texas Christian University Press
TCU Press is part of the Texas A&M University Press Consortium. Hill Country Backroads was featured in their Spring 2001 catalog and appears in their current catalog. To read more about this book, order a copy, or contact a sales representative:
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