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Tuscasito, Texas


Tuscasito, 1834. Tuscasito, instead of being a town or even a village, is a mere stopping place on the way to San Antonio, with a single house and a blacksmith shop. It is situated on a sand Prairie, where are hardly any signs of vegetation, yet where Indian corn will grow, and look well if barely put into the ground, though it will not yield a large harvest.  I have heard it said that forty bushels to an acre is a very great crop on that tract. The view from that spot is fine, looking out upon the bay.  Mr. George Orr, who has lived there several years, has a family of fine children; but there is no other inhabitant in the vicinity.  The spot is important to travellers; and there is a yard for horses, which is a very unusual thing. - A Visit to Texas: Being the Journal of a Traveller Through Those Parts Most Interesting to American Settlers. With Descriptions of Scenery, Habits, &c. &c, 1834

Tuscasito, 1935. Tuscasito, in the vicinity of Anahuac, instead of being a town or even a village, is a mere stop­ping place on the way to San Antonio with a sin­gle house and a blacksmith’s shop. It is situated in a dreary and barren country, with scarce a sign of vegetation around it. The view from this place looking out upon the bay is very fine. The spot is important to travellers, who will receive good accommodation from the proprietor, Mr. Orr. - Texas by Holley, Mary Austin; Austin, Texas, 1935, page 122