UVALDE Pop. 16,354 Alt. 913


First settled 1853, and in 1855-56 known as Encino. once domain of notorious frontier sheriff and outlaw, J. King Fisher. Historical marker on Fisher and graves of early settlers killed by Indians in Pioneer Cemetery, 500 block N. Park St. Today a retail center for extensive cattle, sheep and goat ranching, and truck farming. Industries include vegetable packing and processing, aircraft modifications, and garment making. City is at intersection of nation's two longest highways, U.S, 90 and U.S. 83, Home of Southwest Texas junior College and Sul Ross State Univ. I Rio Grande College.

Briscoe Art and Antique Collection-

Extensive rotating collection of art and antiques collected by former Gov. and Mrs. Dolph Briscoe is displayed in the First State Bank, Highlighted masterpieces include works by Rembrandt and Gainsborough, as well as American Western artists Warren and Salinas. Tours available. Open Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Closed most holidays. 200 East Nepal St. For information, call (210)278-6231

Garner Memorial Museum

Garner Memorial Museum-

Former home of John "Cactus Jack" Garner, vice president under Franklin D. Roosevelt, Miscellaneous historical material and special displays associated with Garner and area history. Open Mon. Sat. 9 a.m. - noon, I - 5 p.m. (Open Sun. Jun.- mid-Aug. I - 5 p.m.) Closed holidays. 333 N. Park St. Admission.


Garner State Park-

North 31 miles via U.S. 83. See Concan.

National Fish Hatchery-

One of the "top producing warm-water federal hatcheries in the nation" offers refuge to endangered fish species. Area is also popular for bird watching, hiking, and picnics. Located one mile south on F.M. 48l.

Opera House-

Restored and refurbished, the Grand Opera House, c, 1891, was once the center of cultural activity in Southwest Texas. Today's performances are given in an original turn-of-the-century setting. Tours available through the box office Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. For information, call (210)278-4184. On the Plaza at 100 W. North St. Admission.


Fort Inge County Park is site of old U.S. Cavalry post built in 1849, Park features hiking trails, camping and picnic tables. Located along the scenic Leona River at the base of extinct volcano. Also noted for bird watching. On F.M. 140 1.5-miles south of city.

Jardin de Los Heroes Park, "Garden of the Heroes," honors Vietnam veterans and features playground equipment and picnic facilities. At 801 West Main St.

Uvalde Memorial Park & Recreational Complex is on the banks of the Leona River. Features include municipal golf course, lighted tennis courts, picnic tables, playground equipment, covered pavilion, and walking trails At 337 East Main St.

Scenic Drive-

U.S. 83 north through Concan, past Garner State Park to Leakey, then west on F.M. 337 and south on Texas 55; or at Leakey, cast on F.M 337 to Vanderpool (near Lost Maples Natural Area), and south on F.M. 187 to Sabinal; some of the most spectacular scenery in Texas Hill Country. Take your camera!



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