The Texas Hill Country has long been a region plagued by human struggle. Early Native Americans and the European settlers that followed were continually challenged by the harsh, unpredictable conditions in this area, but the majestic beauty of these hills, trees, springs, and streams have always been an irresistible draw to the Hill Country.
Tell us a little about your family land. What makes it special to you? Our grandfather purchased this property in 1937. He went to school and grew up in Buda. His grandparents and parents had lived in the area. This was a 5000+ acre property with Onion Creek running through the middle of it. Our father grew up on this …
The land has been in the family as a working ranch since 1869. It has been recognized a “Century Ranch” by the Texas Department of Agriculture. The stone house built in the early 1870s is a designated historic structure by the Texas Historical Commission.
It seems that each year, we lose one of the heroes of Texas land conservation, and 2014 was no exception. In addition to the loss of R.B. Wilson of Flying Horseshoe Ranch, we were saddened to hear of the sudden loss of Mrs. Gay Ruby Dahlstrom.
Frank Davis interviews Anne Brockenbrough on how she made her way to Texas, her dreams and aspirations, her love of horses, and her vision of Brockenbrough Ranch.