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    BIGFOOT, TEXAS

    Frio County, South Texas
    FM 462 and 472
    19 miles NE of Pearsall
    6 miles S of Devine (via 173)
    38 miles SW of San Antonio via I-35 S

    Population: 100

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    Originally called Connally's Store, the name was changed to honor William A.A. "Bigfoot" Wallace who was a resident of the area. A museum devoted to "Bigfoot" Wallace is the main draw for visitors.

    The town dates from 1865, although they didn't get a post office until 1883.

    The town suffered a disastrous fire in 1903. By 1907 there were 105 students in the Bigfoot school. Devine absorbed Bigfoot's school in the statewide sweep of school consolidations of the late 40s.

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    Bigfoot Tx Former School
    Bigfoot Former School
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011
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    William Alexander A. Wallace
    (Big Foot Wallace) Centennial Marker

    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011
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    Big Foot Wallace portrait

    Bigfoot Chronicles:

    "Bigfoot" Wallace -
    One of Texas' colorful characters.
    His life and times make very entertaining reading.

    Portrait of "Bigfoot" Wallace
    Courtesy Texas Ranger Museum, Waco, Texas
    Bigfoot Wallace Museum - Open by appointment
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011
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    Bigfoot Tx Replica Building
    "This building is a replica of the one where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed on March 2nd & 3rd 1836"
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011
    Bigfoot Tx Replica Building sign
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011
    Bigfoot Tx Water Tank
    Bigfoot Water Tank
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    Frio County TX 1907 Postal Map
    Frio County TX 1907 Postal Map showing Bigfoot
    (NE of Pearsall)
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    A big tree in Bigfoot Texas
    The most obvious tree in Bigfoot
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