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Deep in the Heart of Texas - Salado

A travel journal to Salado by Jeffrey

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Quote: Salado is a charming Texas town mid-way between Austin and Waco on I-35. Salado has been a popular stopping place for travelers since the 1800's. Salado grew around a spring fed creek, the Chisholm Trail and stagecoach lines that went through Salado.

Deep in the Heart of Texas - Salado

Overview

Heart of Texas-Salado Photo, Salado, Texas
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Salado is rich in history and very interesting. The site of Salado College, the historic Stagecoach Inn and Salado Pottery are among the eighteen (or so) designated historical sites. There are many antique shops, gift shops, art galleries, and boutiques, and a smaller number of restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and hotels. Watching Salado Creek meander through town is also nice. It is popular to go wading in it. The best attraction of all is the friendly people. We felt welcome everywhere we visited, and were treated very well. Salado also has special events throughout the year.Quick Tips: Best Way To Get Around: Since Salado is a small town (populatio...Read More

Salado Pottery Accents of

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Attraction | "Salado Pottery"

Salado Pottery Accents of Photo, Salado, Texas
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Salado Pottery is right on Main Street in Salado, next door to the Stagecoach Inn. Both Salaso Pottery and the Stagecoach Inn are in historical buildings, and you can't miss either. Salado Pottery is in an outstanding log cabin with its Texas Historical Marker on the front, amid the colorful plants and flowers. Salado Pottery specializes in hand crafted pottery, beautifully shaped, painted, fired, and finished. They have many types of pieces available, some are functional (liquid soap dispenser, lamps, soap tray, spoon rest, etc) and some are decorative (wall sconce, vases, jugs, etc), and some are both. In addition to hand crafted pottery, Salado Pottery has related access...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 12, 2001

Salado Pottery Accents of
101 Main Street
Salado, Texas 76571
(254) 947-5908

Peddler's Alley Shoe Store

Attraction | "Peddler's Alley"

Peddler's Alley Shoe Store Photo, Salado, Texas
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Peddler's Alley is an antique mall (of sorts) out of the way in Salado. Peddler's Alley is in an old large steel building. They have about 5,000 square feet of antiques in about 10 rooms in their large barn-like steel building. Each room has antiques from different dealers. They have a lot of Americana, which fits in nicely in Salado, where country art is very popular, whether in the antique shops or the arts and crafts shops. We saw mostly household goods and accessories, and a lot of old Coca-Cola signs, bottles, and other items. Peddler's Alley is not a fancy boutique, and you will find little refuge from the Texas heat inside. But, they do have a large selection of antiques an...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 14, 2001

Peddler's Alley Shoe Store
411 E 3rd Street
Salado, Texas 76550
(512) 556-5434

Wee Scots Shop

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Wee Scots Shop Photo, Salado, Texas
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The Wee Scots Shop is a unique shop in Salado, that has almost everything Scottish, and absolutely everything to do with Scottish tradition and ancenstry. The Wee Scots Shop is there primarily to help visitors trace their ancestry back to Scotland. If your ancestors and family name are of Scottish heritage, then you (and the proprietor) will have a ball researching your name. Among other things, you can learn what your traditional Scottish family tartan looks like (colors and pattern), and if you like, you can proudly wear or display your colors with the merchantise available for sale, including kilts, blankets, neckties, and more. In addition to Scottish tartan apparel, The...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 14, 2001

Wee Scots Shop
Main Street
Salado, Texas

Dusty Rose

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Attraction | "The Dusty Rose"

Dusty Rose Photo, Salado, Texas
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The Dusty Rose is a nice quaint country folk art gift and collectable shop in an old house in Salado. The Dusty Rose absolutely personifies small town America. The Dusty Rose has lots of handpainted folk art, gifts, collectables, and everything Christmas. During our visit, on the front porch greeting all visitors, was a sample of their Independence Day collection of neat country folk art painted red, white, and blue for the Fourth of July....there is more on display right inside the door. The Dusty Rose also has everything Christmas. In the rear of the building, there is a large room full of Santas, Christmas Trees, Christmas ornaments, outdoor Christmas decorations, you na...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 22, 2001

Dusty Rose
110 Royal Street
Salado, Texas 76571
(254) 947-9215

The History of Salado, Texas

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Since Salado has a rich long history that provides much of the charm of a visit, its history is part of its story. Salado has been a popular stopping place for travelers since the 1800's, originally as a stagecoach stop. Salado grew around Salado (salty) creek that attracted early visitors (Salado Creek meanders through town), and by the mid-1800's, the Chisholm Trail and stagecoach lines went through Salado. The Chisholm Trail was a 1,200 mile cattle trail north to Kansas City through Oklahoma, built after the Civil War, and used to move over a million head of cattle in its ten years of use. Cattle drives found a comfortable resting place on Salado Creek. Salado was established an...Read More

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Jeffrey

Jeffrey
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