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Bandera Volksmarching Event

Mike directing the parking.

No long lines,  we were the only ones at the sign up.

Our walk route started out through a park.


We saw one deer in the park, but I wasn't quick enough. 
This second one in town posed for me.

St. Joseph’s School
Built in 1922.
  Closed in 1968.

St. Stanislaus Catholic Church – 1876

Sign said this used to be a stagecoach stop.

Part of the route was out and back.
These walkers from San Antonio are headed back in.

Ed with the carved wooden Indian in front of a saloon.

This building started out as the bank in 1860.

Bandera Methodist Church – 1880.

Nice mural on the side of the fire department building.

Rose and Darlene were our checkpoint volunteers.

Mural on the outside of the bathroom facilities.

Sidewalk to the bathroom with local brands and the claim to being the Cowboy Capital of the World (not just Texas!)

The courthouse tower across the street from the checkpoint.
There are no “works” for the clocks. They are fake (painted on).

Banner across Main Street advertising the Riverfest.

We deviated from the walk route to visit the
Second Renaissance Revival Bandera County Courthouse erected 1890-1891

Marker on the courthouse lawn for Amasa Clark (1825-1927)

Tribute to Valor Marker also on the courthouse lawn.

 Sculpture on a pedestal inside a wire cage
(to protect it from vandalism?)

Sculpture is dedicated to those Cowboy Champions (Cowgirl too?) from Bandera County, TX

Another deer snuck into town.

When we passed back by St. Stanislaus Church we peeked inside.

A lady came in while we were there and told us the
faces on the painting are of children from the parish.

Historic building with medallion but no plaque.

After we finished the walk we visited the Riverfest car show.

Nice 1955-56 Crown Victoria Hardtop.

We also visited the arts/crafts booths.

There were wagon rides around town, but we didn’t indulge.

Before we left town we ate at this diner
which has been open since 1921.