Sattler Germans LbNA # 64748
|Placed Date||May 29 2013|
|Location||Canyon Lake, TX|
Distance to Letterbox: 20 yards
This box is place to give some history of Sattler and other small towns of the area, which technically do not exist! It was to be placed at grave of Mr. Sattler, which is just down the road (which you can not go down). Here is the history, clues at end.
Sattler German immigrants were the first to colonize permanently this area along the Guadalupe River in the 1850s.
The dispersed rural community was known at times as Marienthal, Walhalla and Mountain Valley, with the name Sattler assigned when the post office, first opened in 1856 at the Wilhelm Sattler home, was more centrally located in 1880.
The Weil-Nowotny-Guenther store, with its complex of buildings-post office, dance hall, cotton gin and bowling alley-served as a gathering place for farm and ranch families who lived in the area.
Construction of Canyon Dam in the 1960s hastened the dispersal of the German community, but the heritage of Sattler remains significant in the History of Comal County. (2002)
From FM 306 and the Guadelupe River, go west about 1/2 mile and turn right on Cannan Rd (was gravel, but may be paved soon). Continue on this road for about 3 miles unitl you reach Ranch entry on right and street sign for Lamar Draw. Park across street in open area.
To the Letterbox:
From the steet sign at the ranch gate, go across Cannan road (back to area of you car) to the first large cedar tree along the road, which has an orange sign on it saying "POSTED". Box is at left base under a rock.