Lone Star Roundup
All Geocachers Welcome !!!!!
This year, the TXGA's annual fall event is being hosted in the Texas Cowboy Capital of the World. A blending of Indian, Mexican, Polish and Western cultures gives Bandera, established in 1853, a unique ambiance not found elsewhere in Texas.
Many bloody battles between Apache and Comanche Indians and the Spanish Conquistadors took place at Bandera Pass (12 miles north of Bandera on Hwy 173). Legend has it that for years afterward, a red “bandera” (Spanish for banner or flag) was flown at the site to define the boundary between Spanish and Indian hunting grounds.
The cypress trees that outline the course of the Medina River brought the first permanent settlers to Bandera. A mill that sawed cypress shingles was established there in 1853. In 1855, sixteen Polish families immigrated to Bandera to work at the mill. The Polish heritage is evident in much of the town’s architecture. A fine example is the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, the second oldest Polish Catholic Church in the U.S.
Bandera’s title, “Cowboy Capital of the World,” originated when the town became a staging area for the last great cattle drives of the late 1800’s. Confirming Bandera as the “Cowboy Capital of the World,” a bronze monument that honors the many National Rodeo Champions who call Bandera home stands on the courthouse lawn.
Link for Lone Star Swag- Coin*Pathtags*Tshirt
GCXXXXX ( this event will be published first part of August)
Camp fire and wind down after an epic power run caching day!
7:00 am - https://coord.info/GC8HMW2 ** Community Celebration**
Pancake Flipping Contest and Cowboy Breakfast
Lone ⭐Star⭐ Roundup
9:00 am - Registration package pickup
9:00 am - GeoPoker Run
1:00-2:00 pm - Closest to the Pin
2:30 pm - Group Photo and wrap up the day!
8:00 am - GCXXXXX Lone Star Cito ( this event will be published first part of August)
* New Adventure Labs (available Saturday)
* Geoart & New Challenge Power Run (available Mid October) to the tune of over 700 new geocaches to hunt