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Bandera, Texas

Founded in 1852 as a cypress shingle camp and the site of a Mormon colony established in 1854, Bandera is one of the oldest Polish communities in the U.S. An authentic Western town surrounded both by working and guest ranches, it bills itself as "Cowboy Capital of the World." Rodeos are held at least twice weekly from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Horseback riding is available, plus swimming in resort pools or clear Hill Country lakes and rivers. There is fine year-round fishing and hunting in seasons for wild turkey and white-tailed deer, and various recreational opportunities such as, camping, hiking, rodeos, horse races, two 18-hole golf courses, and country/Western dances.

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