DEVINE

General.. The population is 4,139 and the altitude is 690

Created as station on International & Great Northern RR in 1881 although scattered settlement dates from 1840s (Indian raids persisted until 1870s); named for Thomas Jefferson Devine, a San Antonio judge; trade center fro irrigated district of the Medina Valley, a diversified agricultural region. Major peanut shipping center, nurseries, extensive honey production. Municipal golf course, swimming pool.

BIGFOOT WALLACE MUSEUM

- Honors famed frontiersman and Texas Ranger. Housed in replicas of his log-cabin home and Texas Independence hall. Artifacts of Wallace’s activities in Texas War for Independence. Mexican War and Indian fights. Open by appointment; inquire locally in Bigfoot. 6 miles southeast via Texas 173 and F.M. 472.

STROUD BLACKSMITH SHOP

- In continuous operation since e 1903; traditional blacksmith shop; hundreds of cattle brands burned on shop doors from branding irons handmade in the shop. 103 Herring Street.