Extended StayAmerica Waco-Woodway
5903 Woodway Drive, Waco, Texas, 76712, United States
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Jetski on the Brazos
The Historic Village
Bonnie and Clyde
Travel Tips for Waco
Texas Rangers and Fence Cutters Historical Marker
Before 1875 in Texas, Cattle roamed over thousands of acres of public land, and free grazing became a tradition. After 1875, an increasing farm populace tended to protect crops and other property with barbed wire fences which were resented by the stockraisers, cattle losses in the 1880s provoked cutting of fences.
In 1884, Texas enacted laws to curb the practice, and the Texas Rangers were dispatched by the Governor to apprehend the fence cutters.
To find out how this story ended, please visit the Texas Ranger Museum and this historical marker in Waco.
The bells in front of Burlington Hall
The bells in front of Burlington Hall symbolise a piece of Baylor History. In the early 1900s, Baylor was totally separated, i.e. guys and girls. They took different classes and were forbidden to interact with each other except for once a week. During the meeting time each week, the guys would line up in shirts and ties and the girls would stand in a circle in ball gowns. The Dean of Students would ring a bell and each guy would rush to talk to a girl for 5-10 minutes. The Dean of Students would ring a bell again and the guys would switch to another girl. They would do this for about an hour or two and that would be the only formal social hour allowed for the week.
RiverSquare Centre is an old warehouse which has been refurbished in Waco’s restored warehouse district. In one part there is an open plan effect for various retailers offering all kinds of things from furniture, crafts, jewellery, souvenirs and clothes etc.