Can You Believe This Is Blanket, Texas?

Our thank you goes out to Clint and Jami Tunnell for allowing us to bring you the photo below.

Blanket, Texas

Blanket, Texas

Taken about the turn of the century* in downtown Blanket, the windmill pictured here once stood in the middle of the intersection just outside the steakhouse’s front door and was used as a water supply for the town.

Today, the little town of Blanket is the only city in Brown County that does not depend on Lake Brownwood for its water supply, and yes, you guessed it. Blanket continues to use its wells to supply water for residents!

*If you can hit the date of this photo closer than I have, please contact me here at Thanks!

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for and marketing small-town Texas.
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2 Responses to Can You Believe This Is Blanket, Texas?

  1. Missy Jones says:

    Fredda, the windmill at Blanket made me think of the pictures of downtown De Leon. I think they had a windmill and water tower in the middle of the main street. Is that correct? Missy Jones

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