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Learn the stage stop's history at this website:

http://texas.i-found-it.net/HarrisonStageStop.html

Hello Luke,

Please Try to make some more character-pics of Otis. He's having fans now...

don´t worry bmoses. greetings from matamoros tamps. and return soon to mexico.

Hi Bruce, Honestly, I'm not particularly pleased with the photo (it was a hand-held exposure shot) ... but if you like it, then by all means! I would just appreciate the photo credit, if that's alright! ;)

Thanks. Dann.

A nice picture that really conveys the time of year. I enjoy any pics from that area, as I grew up in this area and frequent TTech in the summers.

Very nice photo - you've captured the essence of Southern Indiana in this photograph.

Legend has it that around 1851, a man named Vincent Boone sought shelter from a storm at the Block House. A very old, dark man who called himself Pedro Lara answered the door and, noticing that Boone carried a fat money bag, offered him food and the opportunity to stay the night in a hut nearby. He introduced Boone to Lolita, an extremely beautiful young girl that Lara said was his daughter. Boone was wary of Lara, and decided to spend the night with his gun on his chest and his clothes on. During the night, Boone heard noises in his hut, struck a match, and saw Lara approaching with a knife. The match went out, and Boone shot into the darkness. He lit another match, but Lara was nowhere to be seen. Then, Lolita ran up to the hut and revealed a trap door that led to a shallow cave where Lara lay dead. She begged Boone for mercy, saying she was not Lara's daughter but had been bought by him as a young child and had been used time and time again to lure travelers into staying in the hut so Lara could rob and kill them. She said the cave already contained the bodies of two people Lara had killed. Whether or not any of this is true no one can say. But in 1900 city workers were extending San Pedro Avenue past Dwyer Street and found a shallow cave with three skeletons.

This hill, known as la Loma de San Cristobal, was a landmark along the Old Laredo Road and is located close to a former Spanish paraje (overnight camp site) known as Rancheria. Much of the top of the hill has been removed and turned to gravel for local roads.

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