Welcome to "Pound Town" Texas.

Welcome to "Pound Town" Texas.

We present to you a fictional account of the attempt by some to change the name of Dripping Springs, Texas as if it would have take place in the year 1886. (Although a more modern attempt took place in 2019)

Once upon a time in the frontier town of Dripping Springs, Texas, a rather eccentric idea was brewing. You see, the good folks of Dripping Springs were considering renaming their town to "Pound Town, Texas" to honor the memory of its beloved founders, Dr. Joseph and Sarah Pound. While this might sound like a peculiar notion, the residents believed it was high time to recognize the remarkable contributions of the Pounds to their quaint community.

Now, the idea of renaming their town did raise a few eyebrows, but the manifold benefits proposed were simply too hard to resist. It all began with a town meeting held at the local saloon, where the mayor, Bob "Two-Shot" Thompson, stood at the podium with a twinkle in his eye.

"Ladies and gentlemen," he began, adjusting his ten-gallon hat, "I reckon y'all have heard the buzz about renaming our fine town in honor of Dr. Joseph and Sarah Pound. Let me tell ya why this here idea is pure gold!"

As the mayor spoke, he listed the numerous contributions of the Pounds. "Dr. Pound was the earliest doctor in Hays County," he declared, pausing for dramatic effect. "In them days, a doctor was as rare as a three-legged jackalope in these parts!"

The crowd nodded in agreement, some even patting their grateful appendices that had been saved by the good doctor's skillful hands.

Mayor Thompson continued, "And that ain't all! The Pound house served as a medical office and hospital, church, schoolhouse, post office, and social gathering place for the fledgling community of Dripping Springs. Why, it was the original one-stop shop!"

A collective gasp of revelation swept through the room. The townsfolk had never realized just how much they owed to the Pounds for their multifunctional homestead.

But the pièce de résistance in the mayor's pitch was this: "Dr. Pound also insisted on treating the local Indians with respect, and due to this was never raided."

Now, this particular revelation raised some eyebrows. "Hold on now, Two-Shot," Old Hank muttered, stroking his grizzled beard. "Are ya tellin' me we're changing our town's name just 'cause Doc Pound had good manners?"

The mayor chuckled heartily. "Well, Hank, it ain't just manners. It's about honorin' our history and givin' our town a proper identity!"

The townsfolk thought about it for a moment, then nodded in agreement. After all, being raided by the local Indians was a fate they were all too happy to avoid.

With a unanimous vote, it was decided. Dripping Springs would henceforth be known as "Pound Town, Texas." There was much celebration that evening at the saloon, with toasts to Dr. Joseph and Sarah Pound, the town's founders who had left such an indelible mark on their community.

And so, in the heart of Texas, Pound Town, with its peculiar name and peculiar history, stood as a testament to the unforgettable legacy of the Pounds and their knack for keeping their town safe from Indian raids, one respectful encounter at a time.

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