Two German men met under an oak tree on Quihi Creek on May 26, 1890 to organize the Quihi Schuetzen (shooting) Verein (club). Now called the Quihi Gun Club, it is one of the oldest social clubs in the country with over 1000 members. Having been built on the Quihi Creek, the club's building had been washed away 3 times before the building that stands today was built.
Dances are still held every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month! Visitors from all over the world enjoy dancing on one of the best wooden dance floors ever.
Schedules for the monthly dances were asked for and when possible the date of the dance and the name of the band will be listed.
The front of the building today.
Some of the best Texas barbecue is cooked on this huge pit!
Shooting stand for gun club members
If any other bands who play the Gun
Club would like to be listed here,
The 3rd Annual Old Iron Trail Ride will take place Saturday, May 17, 2008. This rode was the first tractor trail ride in Texas. The first year's ride made $755 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and last year's ride made $2700. Please think about coming out and having a great day and helping make a terminal child's wish come true.
Any tractor (w/o lug wheels or A/C), farm truck or car that can run 10 mph is eligible to participate in a day of fun on the trail ride. What a great way to spend a Saturday with your family and friends!
There will be lots of munchies at our rest stops and a great lunch included in your donation/registration.
All monies raised on the Trail Ride will be donated to
If you have any questions or would like more information on this year's ride, please email us. Be sure to put Old Iron in the subject line so my spam protection won't block your email. Or you can check out the Old Iron website for more information.
The Medina County Riders' First Annual Scholarship Trail Ride was an outstanding success! Ride proceeds to fund scholarships for six Medina County graduating seniors and one at-large scholarship for a participating trail rider/graduating senior. First scholarship to be awarded Spring of 2007.
The Campground was along the Quihi Creek bank outside of the Gun Club property.
Call Ride Chairpersons were: Minna & Shaun Schraeder 210-414-4984, 210-414-6087 and Ride Sec. Barbara Gilliam. Call 830-741-2141, 210-213-3893 for more information on next year's ride.
The Trail Boss was Jerry W. Chessber, Jr., and Scouts from Laredo Int'l Trail Ride.
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LAST UPDATED March 4, 2008