Living Texas History
Submitted: April 15, 2012
Stayed: January 2012
Our vacation at Hasse Haus was much more than a "stay." It was a sojourn into Texas history enshrined in a lovingly preserved property set on a still "working" ranch in the storied Hill Country. Here we experienced the "stars at night," exquisite sunsets, sights and sounds of wildlife under the "Comanche" Moon, and the American experience of the Hasse family as they worked, endured, and ultimately triumphed in their quest to establish a good life in a new Nation. We arose each morning to view the sun come up over the ridge, open the wooden shutters, fill the stone walled house with the aromas of coffee and breakfast and hurry out the door to walk the nature trails. We were "adopted" by the generous and loving members of the Art Methodist Church across the road, and these precious neighbors will remain life-long friends. Hasse Haus and the people of Art and Mason are true gems deep in the real heart of the very big heart of Texas.
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Owner's Response: Jack,
It was a great pleasure to have you as our guests. The community of Art is full of wonderful people, whom we have known for generations. I am glad you got the chance to get to know some of them.
Art, TX was originally named Plewehville, after a local founder, musician, and teacher. When they wanted to establish mail service, the U.S. Post Office decided Plewehville was unsuitable. They sent a list of acceptable names to the community. Since the inhabitants only spoke German at that time, they had little understanding of any of the names. They picked the first one on the list (Art), and sent the form back to the Post Office.
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