04-17-2009 back to the basics

luchenThis is quite possibly the most photographed structure in the Texas Hillcountry.

Its oldest building is a combination General store, Post Office and saloon reputedly opened in 1849 by Minna Engel, whose father was a roaming preacher from Germany. The area first known as Grape Creek, was named after Minna’s husband, Carl Albert Luckenbach. As Postmistress, Minna (in a romantic gesture) put the name of her fiancée in the blank space for the requested name of the community.deface3
Luckenbach was first established as a community trading post and was one of the few that never broke a peace treaty with the Comanche Indians, with whom they bartered and traded.
For more information please visit: Luckenbachtexas.com


~ by myVelleity on April 17, 2009.

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