The very words CRIDERS make me cry. As a child and young adult we vacationed in Hunt at Casa Bonita (Now sold and turned into condos). This was Crider's Hey dey and the origin place of the cotton eyed joe (actually it was at the crider's general store long before.
I hid under a table in the early 70's as Big Tough cowboys threw some of the Dallas Cowboys (with their long hair) over that fence. Thats a long way down. The stars at night.... endless. The gualupe river ruinning, the kids and teen couples kissing in those live oaks.
And the dance hall... those echos... a sound only dwight yokum has been able to duplicate in my opinion.
Some people drove 300-500 miles every saturday (WITHIN TEXAS BORDERS) to go there. As you know... there is little west of it.
Originally Posted by blues_n_cues
talking about texas icons. it wasn't bbq but bbq was catered on occassion.we did a few private events there & bobby shelton's ranch.
crider's outdoor dance hall outside of hunt on 39.