History was made in 1853 when the first four founding families came to this area. History was made in 1858 when Blanco County was created and the city of Blanco was named. History was made March 8, 2008, with the attendance of 300 plus persons in Blanco, Texas, to see the historical pageant, the reenactment, the fireside chat, the authors’ book signing, the tomahawk challenge, and the old-fashioned medicine show.
This all began with a dream, “Let’s celebrate the 150 years,” by the Blanco County Historical Commission, a dream that will encompass the whole 12 months of 2008 for Blanco, Johnson City, Round Mountain, and the smaller communities.
Great events don’t just happen. They take the cooperation of special persons like Nell Krueger, Dennis Moore, Kenneth Moore, Dobie Benson and the men from the Masonic Lodge; Blanco Woman’s Club and their hostesses; Old Blanco County Courthouse Preservation Society; Lawrence and Patty Coffee; Pat Vallone and her decorators; T.D. Smylie; Julie Dill and Debbie Yorgensen with the Blanco Chamber of Commerce; Charles Willgren, Charlotte Thomas, Kelly Silvernail, and Heather Wagner; all of the Blanco County News; David Key and Armando Pena; KIMS Printing; Jeff Mayfield of Blanco Valley Supply; Johnson City Sign Shop; Michael Young and the Blanco State Park rangers; the Blanco Police Department; Texas Land Commission; Maryella Vause, script writer; Linda Howard, historical researcher; State Representative Patrick Rose; Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie; Ron Houston, City Councilman; Mayor Jim Rodrigue and the visitors.
Thank you one and all for a fabulous day that was meant to be; beautiful sunshine, great people, and never-to-be forgotten performances.