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TPWD News Release — Aug. 9, 2004

Step Back in Time at Castroville Pioneer Day

CASTROVILLE, Texas — The folks at Landmark Inn State Historic Site invite you to step back in time to the mid 1800s and experience Castroville Pioneer Day on Sept. 18.

The public can visit 25 exhibit booths featuring demonstrations of pioneer crafts, trades and skills, and other hands-on activities. Visitors can experience and often participate in everything from soap making, milking a dairy cow, blacksmithing, quilting, rope making, Dutch oven cooking, spinning and more, all accompanied by fiddle and guitar music.

"We want people to be completely immersed in pioneer life," said Ken Conway, who manages the historic site. "People can expect to see, feel and even smell the same things the pioneers did."

The Landmark Inn State Historic Site is located just 23 minutes from the San Antonio Riverwalk (Take Highway 90 west). The inn is operated as a bed and breakfast with 10 rooms restored and decorated with early American antiques that present a genuine old world charm with modern comfort.

Pioneer Day will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is a great educational opportunity for children and adults of all ages. Ticket prices are as follows:

For more information or to purchase tickets in advance by credit card, call (830) 931-2133. Receive $1 off admission for tickets purchased in advance. Discounts are available to groups of 10 or more.

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