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PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE

                                                              KIMBLE COUNTY HISTORY                         EXCITING EVENTS IN JUNCTION ...36
                                                              Beginnings of Junction ...6                   LODGING & RENTAL DIRECTORY ...37
                                                              Birth of a County ...7

  Welcome visitors!....                                       PLACES OF INTEREST                            ARTS IN JUNCTION
to one of the most                                            Parks - South Llano River State Park ...9     Theater, Craft, Fine Arts ...39
beautiful areas in the                                        Parks - City & County Parks ...10
great state ofTexas! I                                        Museums - O. C. Fisher Museum ...12           MARK YOUR CALENDAR
know,I know.....everybody says                                Museums - KC History Museum ...13             Summer ClassicWeekend ...41
it.I encourage you to come see for yourselves.With            University - TX Tech University ...14         Fort McKavett ...43
miles of running water for fishing,swimming,canoeing,         University - TX Tech Outdoor School ...15     Bluebonnet Casa Crawfish Boil ...43
kayaking and camping....adventurers to Kimble County          Roosevelt & London Communities ...17          Kimble County Kow Kick ...43
find that their experience in“The Land of LivingWaters”                                                     Gun & Knife Show ...45
far exceeds expectations.                                     ADVENTURE IN JUNCTION                         Hunters Lunches ...45
                                                              Recreation - Golf & Disc Golf ...18           Wild Game Dinner ...45
  And,if it’s hunting you’re interested in,this is the place  Recreation - Paddling and Tubing ...20        Oktoberfisch ...45
to be! There’s some venison waiting for you in Kimble         Recreation - River Fishing ...21              4th of July Festivities ...47
County.To those of you interested in escaping fast-paced      Recreation - Hunting ...22                    OutdoorWomen GoneWild ...47
urban life,you’ll find that your time here can be as tran-    Recreation - Birding ...25                    700 Springs Trip ...49
quil and restorative as you want it to be.Still,throughout    Recreation - Driving Tour ...28 - 35          Easter Pageant ...49
the spring and summer months,there are fun activities,        Day Trips - Stay in Junction, visit...47
with a casual country flavor,for you to explore and enjoy.
                                                              MAP OF KIMBLE COUNTY ...26 & 27 CHURCHES ...49
  Think rodeos,parades,cool,smooth water,fat fish!
In this guide,The Junction Eagle staff has attempted to                                                     Howdy y’all! Welcome to one of the friendliest,
present a sampling of the resources and activities availabl
during your visit here.We’ve also included a bit of the       MESSAGE                                       most beautiful little corners of the world!After you
rich history of the region.                                                                                  spend some time in Junction and Kimble County,you
                                                              K  I  M  B  L  F  RCOOM.  THE  A  M  B  E  R   will understand why folks visit and re-visit our area,
  I thank the staff ofThe Junction Eagle for the extra                                                       then choose it as a relocation or retirement spot! It’s
time and hard work required to prepare this guide.                           E          CH                   just plain great to“experience” Junction,Texas!You can
Ashley Lundy took the lead in putting together this                    OF COMMERCE
“Visitor’s Guide”. She worked on little else for a couple                                                   hunt,fish,swim,kayak,golf,hike,bike,watch the birds,
of months.I think she did an excellent job and appreci-
ate her effort.As always,I appreciate the knowledge,                                                        look for arrowheads,or play disc golf.
research,and generosity of Frederica BurtWyatt,ou
county historian....a treasure-trove of all thing Kimble.                                                   For our“professional class shoppers”,Junction’s got a

  Take special notice of the outstanding photographs                                                  little bit of something for everyone.Our stores offer clothing
throughout the Guide. We asked for photos to highlight
the beauty and activities of Kimble County. We were                                     and jewelry from western wear to city slicker,new furniture and home
wowed at the gorgeous photos we received.Thank you
for sharing!                                                  furnishings,and some of the“gently used” variety.Sporting goods are readily available,too.

  Please shop with our advertisers.The businesses who         Ladies or gents can get their hair done,mani’s & pedi’s,or grab a tan – either in a tanning
have advertised in this guide are prepared to help you
find whatever you need.They appreciate your busines           bed or on one of our beautiful riverbanks!
and will go out of their way to make sure you are well
served,with typical Hill Country hospitality.                 And,there is a great locally owned cafe at every turn,and some franchise restaurants,

  Thank you for choosing to visit us.We’ll look forward       too! History buffs can get their fill of“JunctionTexana” at the Kimble County Historical
to seeing you again,because visitors to Kimble County
tend to return...and return again...and then,often,they       Museum!
decide to stay!
                                                              At night,Junction has a spectacular display of the Good Lord’s handiwork in our dark skies.
    Debbie Cooper Kistler,
              publisher                                       Appreciation and protection of our natural resources are also a big part of who we are in

                                                              Junction,with efforts underway to ensure their availability for future generations of locals

                                                              and travelers to enjoy.Junction is part of theTexas PecosTrails Region,and our South

                                                              Llano River is a recognized PaddlingTrail ofTexas.Visitors develop an appreciation for our

                                                              unhurried pace of living,open friendly attitudes and our love for this wonderful place that

                                                              we get to call home.Junction has just the right mix of events to keep you entertained,but

                                                              still allow for some“kick back and just breathe” time.You can be as busy as you want to

                                                              be in Junction,or just“hang out” and enjoy the clean,fresh,friendly environment! Got a

                                                              question? Just stop someone and ask – who knows,you might just make a lifelong friend!

                                                              So,whether you join us for a little while or for a lifetime –

                                                              WELCOMETO JUNCTION!

                                                              - Connie Booth,Kimble County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

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