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2016-12-29

Flying L Hill Country Resort receives official Texas Historical Marker

Special to the Courier

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) has recognized the Flying L Hill Country Resort as a significant part of Texas history by awarding it an Official Texas Historical Marker. The designation honors the Pilot's Lounge, Air Park & Villas at the resort as an important and educational part of local history.
A dedication ceremony to commemorate the event will be held on Thursday, Dec. 29, 3 pm at the Pilot's Lounge at the resort. The Bandera County Historical Commission welcomes the public to share in and witness this exciting historical event.
"The Official Texas Historical Marker program helps bring attention to community treasures and the importance of their preservation," said Mark Wolfe, executive director of the THC Awareness and education are among the best ways to guarantee the preservation of our state's history. This designation is a tool that will increase public awareness of important cultural resources," Wolfe said.
A subject qualifies for a marker if two basic criteria are met: historical significance and age. Historical significance is established by reviewing its role and importance in local history, and the age requirement depends on the topic. The THC's Official Texas Marker Policies are outlined in the Official Texas Historical Marker Procedures, which may be obtained by contacting the History Programs Division, Texas Historical Commission, at 512-463-5853 or visiting the web site at www.thc.state.tx.us.
"It is vital that as we move forward, we do not forget our past. Not only will the Texas Historical Marker provide awareness in the community of our fascinating iconic history, but it will become a building block for the promotion of local tourism," said Susan Jenkins.
Texas has the largest marker program in the United States with approximately 15,000 markers. Seventeen states have used the Texas program as a model; the THC reviews more than 300 marker applications each year.
The Texas Historical Commission is the state agency for historic preservation. The agency administers a variety of programs to preserve the archeological, historical and cultural resources of Texas.

Photo by Jerry Vanzant