Sister Creek, 41 Miles North of San Antonio, Texas, December 1848, from Sketchbook
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Artist: Seth Eastman, American, 1808-1875
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Gift of the Pearl Brewing Company
On the way to Fredericksburg, Texas, Eastman crossed the two branches of the Sister Creek, which converge in present-day Sisterdale (est. 1851) The area would have only had a handful of homesteads after being settled by a German engineer named Nicolas Zink in 1847. Zink potentially saw the advantage of having the Pinta Trail's crossing and rich bottomland of the Guadalupe on his expansive property.
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