Title: Secret Hill Country: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure
Author: Les and Cheryl Thomas
Size: 6 x 9
How did a Japanese World War II sub go off course at Pearl Harbor—and wind up in the Hill Country? Where can you see the hats Gus and Woodrow wore in Lonesome Dove and learn why Hollywood financiers wanted them to herd goats instead of cattle? For many, the Hill Country is the most beloved region of Texas. In springtime, wildflowers turn country roads into garden paths while crystalline, spring-fed rivers flow by picturesque towns crafted by German pioneers. But dig a little deeper, and there’s a whole lot more to discover in these beloved hills.
Secret Hill Country: A Guide to The Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure is filled with hidden gems, strange history, and untold stories. Jim Bowie didn’t find his lost gold mine, but maybe you can—we’ll show you how. Or visit a place where gems are scattered on the ground. Along the way, find out whatever happened to Ralph the Swimming Pig. And just who was Clovis Presley? How did he go from a backroad dancehall to become the king of rock n’ roll? Local authors Cheryl and Les Thomas bring a lifetime of Texas experience to this guide unlike any other book for tourists. They’ll give you an insider’s view of the Hill Country and all its unique sights and history, with a few legendary tall tales to boot.