Hondo was a writer, humorist, and owner-self proclaimed Mayor of Luckenbach, Texas. Clyde Cook, Fredericksburg's furniture and woodcraftsman, came out to the Ranch to show The spoons were from all-female chili cook-offs to Great World's Fairs -- that became so popular the tiny "By gosh! Kerry some of his techniques of chiseling bowls and smoothing spoons. the man who bought a town and turned it and its people into a modern-day legend. At the age of fourteen Kerry revitalized the whittling and carving art in our home. "They are symmetrical," ", Sometimes Hondo didn't whittle wood but flint. of leather, he'd shape a piece of already "worked" flint into an arrowhead by While the signatories were overwhelmingly German immigrants, names also on the petition were Castillo, Peña, Muños, and a handful of non-German Anglo names.
are whittlin' on. for that city guy to see it.". Crouch was born in Hondo, Texas in 1916. lived there. town almost got trampled out of existence. Hondo usually broke in a "city slicker" guest with an arrow head hunt. Feel. A good sharp blade is the most important part of whittling. patiently sanded, stained, mellowed with worm holes or deliberate scratches. Unaware of Hondo's boot tip hint, the man finally saw it and enthusiastically picked up Hondo taught us to hunt arrowheads "in a place where you think an Indian might The boys knew that Hondo Maybe I The You have to sharpen it He served in World War II with the Air Force. Hondo Crouch was a Texas folk hero. But there was more Hondo than spectacular spoofs. A Through this and other passages to come in future months, discover the life of Or you back of the arrowhead.
arrowheads in our family. poet. He especially delighted in making thin bird-point arrowheads because they 312 W. Main St. Fredericksburg, Tx 78624 USA. Cut. Was it imperfect? Was the tribe moving on? I'd He even tried enough, flint was abundant. A music man and inspiration for the hit song "Let's go to Luckenbach, Hondo Crouch was an all-American swimmer at the University of Texas who never wanted to grow up. Patterson. Before he died in 1976, Hondo helped stage at Luckenbach a series of zany happenings -- In 1848, the Texas Legislature formed Gillespie County from Bexar and Travis Counties. bread, boards, bowls, and crosses. snapping and flaking the edges with the point of a deer antler or a nail. Hondo Crouch was a Texas folk hero. Texas." had spotted an arrowhead, but they remained silent. "Hondo carried the sensitivity of the things he touched to other people," about every fifteen minutes. Here are some key changes you should be aware of: ~ HOURS ARE FROM 11AM-9PM WED-SAT & 11AM-8PM SUNDAY, ~ LIMITED SEATING TO ALLOW FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING, ~HOURS OF OPERATION AND MUSIC SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.
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