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Historians reveal tales of high times in St. Hedwig

Historians reveal tales of high times in St. Hedwig
This photo of Strzelczek’s Store in St. Hedwig was discovered under Allen Kosub’s great-aunt’s bed, along with a wealth of historic documents related to the area.

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October 2, 2013
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Local historians Allen and Regina Kosub held their audience in thrall Sept. 22 in the St. Hedwig City Hall, regaling area residents with recently revealed snippets of area history. Among the shining moments of their presentation were stories of an Old West gunfight and the assassination of a former postmaster.

Such excitement is the stuff of which legends are made, and St. Hedwig-area residents and descendants of early settlers enjoyed the history lesson.

The afternoon presentation included historical facts about a gunfight at Strzelczek’s Store that brought the Old West to an end in St. Hedwig, a Polish Texas Ranger who helped settle St. Hedwig, the assassination of a postmaster that destroyed the village of Cottage Hill, how Napier’s Plantation became St. Hedwig, and information about the families of the Mount Olive community in the nearby area.

The Kosubs also were instrumental in establishing La Vernia’s link to the story of the fall of the Alamo, and the designation of new historical markers in the vicinity of Cibolo Creek near La Vernia.

Compiled from information provided by the La Vernia Historical Association and Pascalle Bippert.

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