TEXAS SWIMMING

Friday, January 09, 2015

Before it was the coolest pool in Texas*...


...it was the Deep Eddy Bathing Beach.  More here.


The oldest pool in Texas, Deep Eddy began not as a pool but as a privately owned swimming hole along the banks of the Colorado River, as this 1920s-era postcard shows. Students and locals alike flocked to the Deep Eddy Bathing Beach not just to swim, but also to rent cabins, ride a zipline, go down a slide, and watch shows like Lorena’s Diving Horse—a steed and rider plunging dangerously off a 50-foot diving platform.





*Sorry, Balmorhea State Park.  Y'all are a very, very close second!

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