Saturday, April 4, 2015

A to Z - Eye on Texas: D


Eye on Texas - Let's visit Dripping Springs, Texas located west of Austin. It has a population close to 2000 people and the spring has a steady trickle.




Three families from Mississippi settled in Dripping Springs in 1854 thanks to the abundant trees, wildlife, and water. Farming expanded and the production of cotton. Livestock proved important to growth with wool and mohair from sheep and goats.

Today with its location near Austin and Lake Travis, tourists can enjoy the bounty of the Hill Country and no doubt some tasty BBQ.


Bonus -Let's have a Downton Abbey quote from our favorite cook Mrs. Pattmore
"Talk about making a silk purse out of a sow's ear. I wish I had a sow's ear. It would be better than this brisket."

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous boots.

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  2. It is fun learning the history and settlement information on these Texas Towns. You never know when it will come in handy on Jeopardy or Trivial Pursuit. Visited Dripping Springs when we lived in Austin...ages ago. There are some really neat shops there...even if they are for the Touristas.

    Have made many a purses out of what would be considered sows ears...left overs...better than brisket!
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal
    AtoZ 2015 Challenge
    Minion for AJ's wHooligans

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  3. What a fun theme! Now I have to go catch up. I'm in Roanoke (DFW area between Dallas, FW & Denton)
    Happy A to Zing!

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  4. Lovely view across the lake.

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

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  5. I've never heard of Dripping Springs, Texas before. Looks like a wonderful location! Love Mrs. Pattmore's quote! It's perfectly fitting, as I just made brisket last night! Happy Easter, Joanne!

    Julie

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  6. I've always admired those who went west to seek new lives. With all the hazards that would entail, an early 19th century version of me (Hezekiah Penwasser) would have been very happy staying on the East Coast.

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  7. Love that area of Texas! We used to go to San Marcos and New Braunfels when we lived in Texas. Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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  8. Visiting from A/Z; what a pretty lake! I can see why the families would have settled there back in 1854. Looks like a great theme for the challenge! Enjoy the rest of it :)

    betty

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  9. We lived in Ft. Worth for 8 years and made several trips back and forth to Kentucky during that time. Never made it to the Hill Country, do you believe that? *sheesh* My two youngest kids (well, now 16 and 12) are native Texans. Love the info about the different towns!

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  10. An interesting name. And look at those boots! I love 'em.

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  11. Forgot to say I joined your blog today! #63

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  12. Back in the 1970's, my husband was stationed at Sheppard Air Force base in Wichita Falls for eight months. We took a short vacation to San Antonio. I regret never having visited Austin - I've never been back to Texas since. Would be interesting now to investigate some of these small towns. And, I love Texas BBQ. Alana - ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  13. Eww, must've been a lousy brisket. But it's a great quote. And those are some fashionable cowboy/cowgirl boots.

    Happy Easter, Joanne.

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  14. One pair of boots for each day of the week

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