Glen Rose, Texas (Images of America) by Gene Fowler

By Gene Fowler

Charles Barnard, a Connecticut entrepreneur, settled within the Brazos Valley in 1849, operating an Indian buying and selling submit. He equipped a gristmill in 1860 close to the confluence of the Brazos and Paluxy Rivers, round which the city of Glen Rose sprang up. Captured right here in over 2 hundred classic images and postcards is the background of this imperative little Texas city, from its origins as a mill city, to the bed room group of citadel worthy that it has turn into at the present time. In its earliest days, settlers flocked to the quarter from the war-torn South through the Civil warfare. through the 1900s, either Somervell County and Glen Rose tested popularity as a vacationer lodge, supplying springs and artesian waters to heal the physique and spirit. Naturopathic and magnetic healers equipped sanitariums, whereas locals equipped vacationer parks to entertain the crowds that got here for leisure and leisure. Showcased listed here are photos of the Hill postcard assortment, which relay the interesting tale of Glen Rose as a sport mecca, the Moonshine Capital of Texas in the course of Prohibition, the invention of the notorious dinosaur tracks, and its improvement because it enters the twenty first century.

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