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Stories and Tips New Ulm

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The KATY Railroad Comes to Town

Written by ducksunset on 06 Oct, 2003

In 1892, the Missouri-Kansas-Texas (KATY) Railroad completed its Dallas-Houston rail line, which came about one mile south of the old town of New Ulm. The railroad laid out streets and lots closer to the tracks, and soon businesses and homes were being built in the…Read More


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Historic New Ulm Buildings - Part 2

Written by ducksunset on 06 Oct, 2003

Here are a few other historic New Ulm buildings. One is the old garage that I grew up next to. By the time I had grown to a teenager, it was abandoned and remains abandoned today. This is one of the buildings New Ulm is…Read More


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Historic New Ulm Buildings - Part 1

Written by ducksunset on 06 Oct, 2003

New Ulm has many historic homes and buildings. Among them are several homes built in the 1890s and still being lived in today, including my father and stepmother’s home. St John Lutheran Church is still very active–-it was built in 1913. The old schoolhouse…Read More


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New Ulm, Texas Cemetery

Written by ducksunset on 06 Oct, 2003

The New Ulm, Texas, cemetery was created in the early 1840s, located next to the first town called New Ulm (about one mile north of the current town). The original town, where the cemetery is, began moving to its’ current location about one mile south…Read More


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Texas Bluebonnets - New Ulm area

Written by ducksunset on 06 Oct, 2003

New Ulm, Texas is right in the middle of Bluebonnet Country in southeast Texas. Here are a few photos of these famous legumes, which is the state flower of Texas. They bloom at slightly different times of the year, mostly from mid March to Mid…Read More


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New Ulm Flowers and Hummingbirds

Written by ducksunset on 06 Oct, 2003

Although springtime is best for flowers in the New Ulm area (when the Texas bluebonnets are in full bloom), other types of flowers can be seen year-round, like those in the photos below. There also are a lot of hummingbirds in the area. Every season has…Read More


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Tranquil Country Scenes

Written by ducksunset on 06 Oct, 2003

New Ulm, Texas, is only 70 miles from bustling Houston, but far enough off the beaten path to have really secluded and quiet areas. At night you can look up at the pitch-black skies and see thousands of bright stars, not hindered by city lights.…Read More


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Annual New Ulm Fireman''s Barbeque-Part 2

Written by ducksunset on 06 Oct, 2003

The New Ulm Fireman’s Barbecue began in 1950 on the yards of the schoolhouse in downtown New Ulm. But due to ever increasing crowds, in 1962 they moved about two miles west of town to Fireman’s Park. This park also has a lighted baseball diamond/field…Read More


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Annual New Ulm Fireman''s Barbeque-Part 1

Written by ducksunset on 06 Oct, 2003

Every year since 1950 the New Ulm Fire Department sponsored a Fireman’s Barbecue to raise money for the volunteer department. It is held at New Ulm Fireman’s Park, built in 1962. We went to the 53rd such barbecue on September 21, 2003. Unfortunately, it rained…Read More


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