Uncovered Texas


Cave Creek

CAVE CREEK, TEXAS (Coryell County). Cave Creek was a small rural community ten miles north of Gatesville in northern Coryell County. It was nicknamed Peruna or Perunie after a patented medicine, high in alcohol content, which was sold at the general store. On paper the Cave Creek community had a pos....

Ghosttown - Cave Creek.


FRIJOLE, TEXAS . Frijole, also known as Smith's Ranch and Springhill, was on U.S. Highway 62/-180 two miles northeast of Pine Springs and sixty miles north of Van Horn in northwestern Culberson County. In 1876 two brothers named Rader built the first permanent ranchhouse in the area at a nearby spri....

Ghosttown - Frijole.


PANDALE, TEXAS . Pandale is on Howard Draw and Farm Road 2083, two miles northeast of the Pecos River in northwestern Val Verde County. It is located in a small pan-shaped valley or dale, which gives the community its name. The earliest inhabitants of the area were prehistoric people who lived in ne....

Ghosttown - Pandale.


SHUMLA, TEXAS . Shumla is on U.S. Highway 90 near the Southern Pacific line in southern Val Verde County between the Pecos River and the Rio Grande where the two rivers bend to within a mile of each other. It was established in 1882 as a section station on the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio R....

Ghosttown - Shumla.

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