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Buddy Tryon: Living Bandera Legend

April 12, 2023 - 00:00
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Buddy Tryon was born at the River Ranch 94 years ago this coming August.In 1956, Buddy and his best gal Bertha became Bandera residents. The couple were the second black couple to be wed at the Bandera Courthouse. Buddy’s sister and her husband were the first.In 1956, the number of black residents in Bandera was approximately 1 percent of the population. Buddy and Bertha were loyal employees at the River Ranch for two different owners. Buddy was the ranch hand foreman and he and Bertha managed the River Ranch for many years.I asked Buddy if he experienced a lot of ...

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