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Trails and Tales of Old Austin and Travis County

Thurms, Early German Settlers on Bull Creek

Whereas today we see Bull Creek District Park and Greenbelts as wonderful places to hike or swim, the valley formed by Bull Creek was once home to pioneer families. There were schools, cemeteries, churches, water powered mills…read more

Bull Creek’s Pleasant Valley School

West of Spicewood Springs, two schools served the valley of Bull Creek, one, Oak Grove School, started ca. 1864 located on what is today Old Lampasas Trail, then relocated near today’s Oak Grove Cemetery. Another, the topic of this post, was located west along today’s FM 2222. The Defender 1936, a book about Travis County rural schools published in 1936, Texas’ centennial, provides this history for what was known as Pleasant Valley School…read more


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