More Texas Treasures

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Pioneer Flour Mills was initially founded as the C.H. Guenther Mill by Carl Hilmar Guenther, a millwright who immigrated to the United States from Germany in the late 1840s. Guenther built his first mill in 1851 in Fredericksburg and later relocated it one mile south of San Antonio in 1859. Guenther’s first mill in San Antonio was located along the San Antonio River across from King William Street adjacent to his home and on the grounds of the present day Pioneer Flour Mills. Guenther’s mill was the first flour mill and the first steam and water powered mill built in the city. For more info click here.

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This was a stop on the trolley tour that was in time for lunch so I enjoyed a small meal at the restaurant here. Since there was just one trolley driver this day I had a good hour until the next trolley would come.

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After I ate my lunch I went up the stairs to see a portion of the house and visit the gift shop.

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After lunch I strolled along King William Street to enjoy viewing the large mansions some of which are being nicely restored.

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Soon I’ll share many of the mansions I saw on King William Street just across the way from the Guenther House.

I’m going to link this post to…

Tuesday’s Treasures hosted by Tom The Backroads Traveler.

ABC Wednesday started by Mrs. Nesbitt and carried on by a great team with Roger at the helm.

Happy Victoria Day to our neighbors in the North!

Hope you all have a great day off today. What are you doing to celebrate?

Check out Anneliese’s Queen Elizabeth Cake!


About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

20 thoughts on “More Texas Treasures

  1. I love places like that. And look at those pretty aprons! I hope you’re having a good Monday and that you did heed my warning about the Lemon Oreos. 🙂 Yes, I’ve seen thin Oreos, but would never buy them. It’s the outside that I like the best, not the inside. I keep far away from ‘double stuff.’ LOL

  2. That Queen Elizabeth cake caught my eye this morning and I’ve pinned it for later. We had a relaxing day at home – I sewed and read and baked some rhubarb squares. The Guenther House looks like an interesting place to visit. I always enjoy seeing how people lived in the past.

  3. Lovely Ellen…. looks wonderful what i see on your photo’s….. and as you know by now, i don’t know that much about usa and all things which go with them but through this meme i get to see things i probably won’t see ever in real…. thank you for taking me on this trip, i’ve enjoyed it…

    Have a nice abcwednes-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
    ( )

  4. Hi Ellen, that was most interesting takes one back in time..
    Texas looks like an amazing state
    , Dallas and JR always come to mind when it’s mentioned.
    Best wishes,
    ABCW team.

  5. Beautiful homes. We stayed at a B&B along one little waterway and there were so many gorgeous homes. We loved the daily walk to the Riverwalk area.

  6. Great photos! Never been to San Antonio. Maybe that is the place we will visit this year for our annual vacation somewhere in the US.

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