Saturday, December 22, 2012

Sattler, TX - 12/22/12

Saturday – December 22, 2012

Saturday – December 22, 2012

Time to do laundry. We found a Laundromat in Sattler, Texas, about 15 miles from our campsite at the Potter Creek Park Campground. We were quite pleased with this facility. It is very clean and well maintained. The owner is a very nice lady whose residence occupies the front of the Laundromat. She also owns and operates a car wash that resides at the rear of the laundromat.

We had lunch at the Front Porch Grill. We both had the smoked pork sandwich. They smoke beef, chicken and pork in several smokers outside in back of the restaurant. The sandwiches were just O.K. We’ve had much better, but the friendly wait staff and the rustic atmosphere more than made up for our disappointment with the sandwiches.

Sattler is located ten miles northwest of New Braunfels in the hills of east central Comal County. The post office was named for William Sattler when it opened in his home in 1856. Sattler had settled in Comal Town in 1846 and at Mountain Valley in 1853. Later the post office was moved to a general store, which became a business and social center for area farmers and ranchers. Part of the Sattler community extended into Hidden Valley, which was settled in 1863. The valley comprised more than 1,000 acres of farmland on the west bank of a bend in the Guadalupe River. Sattler had an estimated twenty-five residents until shortly after World War II. Records suggest it was virtually deserted by the 1950s; its revival in the mid-1960s followed the completion of nearby Canyon Dam and the inundation of the valley above Sattler. Thereafter Sattler served residents and tourists of the Canyon Lake area. Its population was estimated at thirty in 1990. The population remained the same in 2000.

Tomorrow another adventure begins.

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