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SAN SABA RIVER
San Saba, Texas

U.S. Highway 190
33 miles N of Llano
87 miles NW of Austin

Excerpts From
Splash Across Texas
THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO
SWIMMING IN CENTRAL TEXAS


by Chandra Moira Beal

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San Saba was settled by Anglos in 1839. The city is bordered on the north and east by the Colorado River, and the San Saba River bisects it. San Saba County has more than 500 miles of running streams, more than any other county in Texas. Brine Springs supported the C.S.A. Salt Works on the Colorado River. Brine Springs was used as an infirmary and health resort, and increased operations during the Civil War for the men, cavalry horses and mule teams. To pump the brine from the springs a horse operated a lift that filled troughs on a forty-five-foot high scaffold. Cedar boughs placed in the troughs concentrated the brine, which filtered into iron kettles and boiled a bushel of salt out of fifty bushels of brine.

Pecan trees abound and San Saba is famous for this crop.


San Saba River, page 2:
Mill Pond Park
San Saba River, page 3: Risien Park
San Saba Chamber of Commerce
County Courthouse, San Saba, Texas 78677
(915) 372-5141

Text and photos courtesy of Chandra Moira Beal & La Luna Publishing
Copyright Chandra Moira Beal, 1999
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