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IHere again Southwest Texas excels. In1 fact the hilly country, to which Sani Antonio
is the key, is the oni/y sail/ar"/1n 1i lhe w // Un//C' S/aeS, Co/bi/ni, a// the
fca/r-cs of c/~mla/ic con/f oso/in, cssenia/ /o the su-ccss//fl //at mc/ of conis,///u-
//onal pu/o/liany comnplains. "Here we have the southern latitude, the freedom
from excessive huliiidity, the sunshine, admitting of the out-of-door life and
all that is to be desired, or that can be demanded, in the matter of altitude.
Every altitude, from sea level to, a
at our very doors. Sail Antonio has
of the Gulf of 1Mexico, 170 miles
Switzerland, has an altitude of 600
miles to the northwest. Kerrville,
Antonio on the Aransas Pass rail-
I'valde, on the Southern Pacific,
and Alpine and ltarfa, on either
5,000 feet above sea level. To
other parts of the territory, known
Belt" of Southliwest Texas, the
2,000 feet higher.
DOME OF CITY HALL.
All of this region is uclih patronized by
become more and better known it is certain to become the
iglit of 7,000 feet and more, is
height of 800 feet above the level
away. Boerne, named for Berne,
feet higher, although but thirty
but three hours run from San
road, is 1,700 feet above sea level.
is 1,100 feet, Del Rio 1,300 feet,
side of the Pecos Divide, are full
either side of these towns and in
and denominated " The Health
mountains attain an altitude of
the health hunter, and as its virtues
mIost largely sought sanitarium on
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