Snobby Tours ®, Inc.
LIVING HISTORY TOURS OF WACO©
A "Wild Over Waco" ("WOW") Tourism Initiative™

Guided themed heritage tours covering the past 170+ years,
gathered through personal stories, written records, oral accounts,
and even some local "legends and lore".

EACH OF OUR "LIVING HISTORY TOURS" LISTED BELOW MAY BE GUIDED BY EITHER
A LOCAL HISTORIAN OR BY A COSTUMED HISTORICAL RE-ENACTOR PORTRAYING A
CHARACTER FROM WACO’S COLOURFUL PAST.


LISTING OF TOURS

(1)  CAPTAIN THOMAS BARRON / MOZELLA BARRON TOUR
(Historical Time Frame:  Pre-Historic to 1865)

Born in Kentucky in 1796, Capt. Thomas Barron was active in the defense of the frontier for his entire life.
He moved to Texas in 1821, one of the first of Stephen F. Austin’s “Old Three Hundred” colonists.
In 1837, while commanding a group of Texas Rangers, he was sent to establish Fort Fisher at Waco Village
on the Brazos River. This reconstructed fort now serves as the headquarters of Company F of the Texas
Rangers and the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum. Barron went on to settle in Waco, where he
opened a steam mill, served as the first Court Clerk of McLennan County, and the County tax assessor-collector.  















Born in 1850,
Mozella Barron was one of Capt. Barron’s 22 children.  She was the first non-Native American child
born in Waco Village, and grew to see Waco become a thriving frontier town known as “
Six Shooter Junction”.  

Basic Tour:                                        4 hours, including lunch
Focus Group:                                    Adults/Student Groups        
Itinerary Focus:                                 Early settlement of Waco (pre-historic to 1865)
Included with the Basic Tour:         Texas Ranger Hall of Fame                
Expanded Tour:                                 7 hours, including lunch or dinner  
Additional Attractions Available For Expanded Tour:      Mayborn Museum
                                                                                              Bill and Vera Daniel Historic Village
                                                                                              Mammoth Site (
opened in 2009)
                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                               


(2)  GENERAL SUL ROSS / KATE ROSS TOUR
(Historical Time Frame: Post-Civil War Reconstruction, 1865-1890)

An early native Wacoan, General Lawrence Sullivan (Sul) Ross, was a Brigadier General for the Confederacy
during the Civil War.   He served as Sheriff of McLennan County, claiming to have jailed 700 outlaws in two
years.   While Governor of Texas,  Ross was the first Governor to actually occupy the Capitol Building.  He later
served as President of Texas A&M University, and to this day, is one of the most admired figures in Waco history.

















Born in 1851,
Kate Ross was Sul Ross’ sister, and is credited with being the first non-Native American child
born within the city limits of Waco. In 1867, Kate was one of only 8 women to graduate from Waco University,
which in 1863 had become the first institution in Texas, and one of the few in the nation, to open its doors to
co-education. Very sociable, she was honored as Waco’s favorite hostess when the Suspension Bridge was
dedicated in 1870.

Basic Tour:                                        4 hours, including lunch
Focus Group:                                    Adults/Student Groups            
Itinerary Focus:                                “Six Shooter Junction”/ Post Civil War Reconstruction  (1865-1890)
Included with the Basic Tour:         Two Historic Waco Foundation Museum Homes                                                         
Expanded Tour:                                 7 hours, including lunch or dinner
Additional Attraction Available For Expanded Tour:      Homestead Heritage
                                                                                            Dr Pepper Museum



(3)  JACOB DE CORDOVA / REBECCA DE CORDOVA TOUR
(Historical Time Frame:  Mid-1800's to present)  








Born near Kingston, Jamaica in 1808, Jacob De Cordova, was descended from Spanish Jews who fled the
Spanish Inquisition and came to the New World with Christopher Columbus.  Educated in England, he spoke
five languages fluently.  After he reached adulthood, De Cordova joined his father, who had moved to Philadelphia.
He migrated to Texas in 1839, and was elected to the Second Texas Legislature in 1847.   Thereafter, he
traveled extensively throughout Texas, acquiring large amounts of land, including what is now Waco.
He helped compile the Map of the State of Texas, first published in 1849.  De Cordova was persuaded to
establish a town at Waco Indian Village.
His wife, Rebecca, was very instrumental in Waco becoming a
family-oriented community.  It was Rebecca who urged her husband to set aside free lots in Waco for schools
and houses of worship, which he did once Waco was named the seat of the newly-formed McLennan County.

Basic Tour:                                        4 hours, including lunch  
Focus Group:                                    Adults/Student Groups       
Itinerary Focus:                                “The Athens of Texas”  (Mid-1800’s to 1950)
Included with the Basic Tour:         Historic Houses of Worship and Schools
                                                                 (First Baptist Church, St. Francis Catholic Church, First Presbyterian Church,
                                                                    and Temple Rodef Shalom, and/or others, subject to availability)                                                                                                           
Expanded Tour:                                 7 hours, including lunch or dinner
Additional Attractions Available For Expanded Tour:      Armstrong Browning Library
                                                                                              Baylor University Campus                                                                                          



(4)  JULES BLEDSOE / ESTELLA MAXEY TOUR
(Historical Time Frame:  Early to Mid- 20th Century)        

With the gift of a rich baritone voice,
Jules Bledsoe, born in 1897, was a world-renowned opera singer and composer.  While
a medical student at Columbia University, he began taking voice lessons.   He debuted in 1924 at New York City's Aeolian Hall,
singing compositions by Handel and Bach. He is best known for creating the role of Joe in Jerome Kern’s “Show Boat” in 1927.  
During his illustrious career, he also sang with the Italian Opera, made movies, and performed in BBC programs in London.  
















As a child,
Estella Maxey was fascinated by the music she heard at Second Baptist Church.  She astounded her music teacher with
a natural ability, and was proclaimed a musical prodigy.  In addition to playing by ear, she also learned to read music, and eventually
taught piano lessons.  During the Great Depression, she organized an orchestra, “Stella and her Boys”,  which performed for society
parties, as well as in nightclubs.  Estella Maxey bridged the gap between the races, and was well respected by the entire Waco community.  
She has left a lasting legacy in Waco of cultural arts and educational enrichment programs for disadvantaged youth.

Basic Tour:                                        4 hours, including lunch
Focus Group:                                    Adults/Student Groups
Itinerary Focus:                                Waco's African-American and Hispanic Heritage, Culture, and Achievement  
Included with the Basic Tour:         Historic Elm Street area
                                                          Paul Quinn Campus
                                                          Sandtown, Calle Dos and White City historic areas
                                                          Hispanic Heritage Museum
(subject to availability)
Expanded Tour:                                 7 hours, including lunch or dinner
Additional Attractions Available For Expanded Tour:      Texas Sports Hall of Fame
                                                                                              Historic McLennan County Courthouse

                                                                                                                                                                          


(5) NEIL McLENNAN TOUR
(Historical Time Frame:  Late-1800's to present)













Born on the Isle of Skye in 1777, Neil McLennan emigrated from Scotland to the U.S. in 1801.  Although he sailed
from Florida to Texas on a three-masted schooner, the Caledonia, in 1834, and joined George B. Erath in 1839 on
a scouting and surveying trip to the Bosque River near present day Waco, he did not bring his family to settle in
the area until 1845.   His double log cabin on the South Bosque, with its airy “dog trot” hallway down the center,
was a famous landmark.  He and his family were hospitable to new settlers, often inviting them to stay at the cabin
until their homes were finished. Waco is the seat of McLennan County, so named for this early settler.

Basic Tour:                                       4 hours, including lunch
Focus Group:                                   Adults/Student Groups                               
Itinerary Focus:                                "The City's Famous and Infamous”  
Included with the Basic Tour:        Oakwood Cemetery
(subject to size/type of group chartered transportation)
                                                         Heritage Square and designated Historical Landmarks
                                                         "The Reservation" and "Two-Street" area
Expanded Tour:                                7 hours, including lunch or dinner
Additional Attractions Available For Expanded Tour:      Improved Order of Red Men Museum (National Headquarters)
                                                                                              Masonic Grand Lodge
                                                                                              Lee Lockwood Library
                                                                                              Scottish Rite Museum
                                  




(6) JAMES and HENNIE HARRISON / HALLIE EARLE TOUR
(Historical Time Frame:  Late 1880's to early 1960's)

Fluent in the Choctaw and Creek Indian languages, James Edward Harrison was commissioned to deal
with the Indians for the state, prior to becoming a Brigadier General in the Confederate Army.  After the
Civil War, Harrison returned to Waco, where he was prominent in local affairs and in the Baptist church,
serving as a trustee of Baylor University.  After the Civil War,
his wife Hennie helped her husband to
build a plantation house at Tehuacana Retreat, now on land belonging to the Tehuacana Creek Winery.

















Hallie Earle, chose none of the common paths for women upon graduation from Baylor University,
and instead followed both of her grandfathers into the practice of medicine.  She became the first
female physician in McLennan County, opening her office in the Amicable Building,  Waco’s newly-built
skyscraper.  She died in 1963, at the age of 83, still the only female physician in Waco.

Basic Tour:                                       4 hours, including lunch
Focus Group:                                   Adults/Student Groups
Itinerary Focus:                                "A Celebration of Days Gone By"
Included with the Basic Tour:        The Earle-Harrison House and the breathtaking Pape Gardens
                                                         Amicable Building
                                                         Warehouse District
Expanded Tour:                                7 hours, including lunch or dinner
Additional Attractions Available for Expanded Tour:      Wine Tasting and Touring at a local Winery on the
                                                                                                       former Harrison Plantation homestead
                                                                                             Earle-Napier-Kinnard Historic House Museum
                                                                                             Cameron Park and The Art Center (William Cameron Home)



(7) TEXAS GUINAN DINNER AND CULTURAL ARTS PERFORMANCE TOUR**
(Historical Time Frame:  The Present)















**(Subject to the schedules and ticket availability of the local performing arts organizations)
A born entertainer, Mary Louise Cecelia ("Texas") Guinan, at the age of 14, convinced her parents to allow her
to ride the train alone to Chicago to enter a singing contest sponsored by department store owner Marshall Field.
Winning first place, she took her prize money and returned to Waco to finish school, and begin her show business career.
She moved to New York City, where she became better known as “Texas”.  Always ambitious, "Texas" became a headliner
in nightclubs, soon attracting the attention of a Hollywood film producer.  Lured by the new moving pictures industry,
she moved to California where she became the first gun-toting cinema cowgirl, starring in over 200 silent films. She
eventually moved back to New York, where she owned speakeasies during Prohibition, and became a hit with the
after-theatre crowd as a Mistress of Ceremonies.  Raucous, flip, and jovial she moved from on stage into the audience,
and began greeting customers as they arrived with her trademark phrase “Hello Suckers”.

Basic Tour:                                       7 hours, including a guided sightseeing overview tour of Downtown Waco historic sites, plus a seated dinner
                                                                   at a local restaurant featuring a menu specially-selected by the Chef, and tickets to a performance
                                                                   by one of Waco’s many cultural arts groups, or a "special event" at a local art gallery or museum.                        
Focus Group:                                   Adult Groups                                                
Itinerary Focus:                               "Culture and Cuisine – A Waco Sampling"
Included with the Basic Tour:        Selection depends on performance schedules and ticket availability at
ONE of the following, inter alia:
                                                               Waco Hippodrome Theatre, Waco Symphony, Waco Jazz Orchestra,  Waco Civic Theatre, a Baylor cultural arts venue,
                                                               Bosque River Stage, a McLennan Community College cultural arts venue, The Waco Art Center, a local area winery or
                                                               museum, historic home, and the like.


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LIVING HISTORY TOURS of WACO©   
A "Wild Over Waco" ("WOW!") Tourism Initiative

SUITABLE FOR GROUPS OF ALL TYPES
CONVENTIONS,  REUNIONS,  HERITAGE SOCIETIES,  TRAVEL CLUBS,  SCHOOLS,  FAMILIES,  RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS, WEDDING GUESTS,
CORPORATE RETREATS,  PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS,  NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING EVENTS,  SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, FRIENDS, etc.)


Reservation Guidelines:

         A minimum of 10 adults over 18 years of age is required per Group on each of our Living History Tours of Waco©.

         Family Groups and School Groups require one (1) adult chaperone per ten (10) persons under age 18 years of age.

         Reservations must be made at least sixty (60) days in advance of the Group's desired Tour Date.

         A written Contract of Engagement signed by both the Group's designated representative and by Snobby Tours
®,, Inc.'s authorized representative,
together with a  50% Deposit towards your Group's applicable Tour Cost, is required in order for us to hold and confirm your Group's Tour Date, and to
enable us to secure the venues and services included in your selected Living History Tour.

                     NOTE:  
Payments made by us to third-party destination providers for your Group's chartered transportation, venue admissions, event ticketing, Group dining, docent
guides, professional services, and the like, where applicable to the Group's selected Living History Tour, are subject to our contracts with the third-party destination providers
arranged for your Group.  Payments made to third-party destination providers are generally not refundable and subject to applicable cancellation penalties.

         Late reservations made within sixty (60) days of your Group's desired Tour Date are subject to a $500. Late Reservation Surcharge which must be paid at
time of your Group Reservation booking, along with the applicable Deposit.
 
         If your Group wishes to serve alcoholic beverages to its Group members on transportation chartered by Snobby Tours®, Inc. for your Group, we need to
know at the time of your Group's Reservation Booking.  A $1500. Liquor Deposit will be required in advance of your Tour Date to defray the cost of any
damage to the interior of the chartered transportation.  If any damage occurs, the entire $1500. Liquor Deposit will be non-refundable and used to cover the
cost of repairs.  If no damage occurs,  the entire $1500. Deposit will be refunded.

         The full Balance Due for your Group's Reservation, and the final headcount for your Group, must be received by us no less than fifteen (15) days in
advance of the Group's confirmed Tour Date.  

                    Your Group may add or delete tour participants up to the deadline date when the full Balance Due must be paid, subject to the following
considerations:   

                            1)  Changes in the number of reserved tour participants will affect the amount of the final full Balance Due and may also affect the applicability
of group rates at the included Tour venues, as well as the availability of private dining rooms for the Group at the included restaurant, where applicable, and
also the availability and cost of the size/type of transportation chartered if transportation is being contracted for the Group by Snobby Tours
®, Inc.  

                            2)  If, after the Balance Due has been paid by the Group, the Group size decreases before or on the date of the Group's Tour to under the 10-
person Group minimum required for a Living History Tour of Waco©, the Tour Cost paid for the contracted Group size will still apply due to the contractual
and group minimum requirements of the tour providers, even if the Group size falls below the Group's contracted number.

         NOTE:  Requests for changes, alterations, substitutions or modifications in the published Itinerary of any of our Living History Tours of Waco©, or
requests for the custom-creation of a Living History Tours of Waco© with an Itinerary that is different from any of our seven (7) published Itineraries, are
subject to a minimum 75% additional surcharge above the applicable Total Group Cost based upon the number of persons in Group, or upon the applicable
Flat Rate Group Tour Cost, for the original Living History Tour selected by the Group, whichever is greater, in order to cover the extra professional services
required.  Payment of this surcharge must be received before any extra professional services commence.

         All Living History Tours of Waco©, are conducted year round between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., except for Tour 7, which starts at  3:30 p.m., and
continues into the evening, which includes Dinner and a concert or stage performance at a local venue.               


Tour Costs (effective January 1, 2016):

Tour Costs for Tours 1 thru 7 include the following Tour amenities, unless otherwise noted:  

                     >One "Living History" step-on local historian expert guide OR living history re-enactor guide;
                     >One (1) designated meal, either Lunch or Dinner
(not included on 3-hour "Sightseeing Overview" Tour);
                 >Chartered Transportation suitable for size of Group IF Group does not provide its own Chartered Transportation (*);  
                     >Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks while on Tour;
                     >All venue admissions or a donation to the underlying nonprofit organization if admission is free;
                     >All docent-guided tours at the venues included on the selected Tour, where available;
                     >The theatre, concert, performance or event ticketing
(only applies to Tour 7 );
                 
>Special souvenir "Gift Bags" with local shopping coupons for each person; AND
                     >All fuel and other transportation, ticketing, parking, destination and venue surcharges, taxes and gratuities.


                     (*)  
For Groups requiring Snobby Tours®, Inc. to charter transportation for them to take any of our Living History Tours of Waco©:  The cost of a
transportation charter contracted by Snobby Tours®, Inc. for a Group will vary depending upon one or more of the following factors:  

                               >Size and type of transportation required based upon the total number of persons reserved in the Group
                               >Specified hours included in the Group's selected Living History Tour
                               >Full/empty transport mileage rates where applicable -- depending upon the transportation company contracted for Group's Tour
                               >Applicable fuel and other transportation surcharges, local taxes, microphone if needed, and gratuities.


  1) For a  3- hour "Sightseeing Overview" Living History Tour of Waco©:

             Our 3-hour "Sightseeing Overview" Tour contains highlights of Tours 1 thru 6, and includes a Living History Expert Historian Guide for the entire Tour,
and one (1) stop at local venue for touring, the Tour amenities listed above, where applicable, but NO included meals.

            
         Choose ONE (1) of the following local venues for your Group:

                                     Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
                                     Dr Pepper Museum
                                     McLane (Baylor) Football Stadium
(subject to touring availability)
                                     Mayborn Museum Complex (natural and cultural history)
                     

                     (A)  
For Groups providing their own chartered transportation, with a working microphone:  

                                         FLAT RATE:  $ 895. for a group of 10 persons, including children of primary school age and up.

                                         For each additional person:  $ 89. per person for each additional person over 10 persons.  


                     
(B)  For Groups requiring Snobby Tours®, Inc. to charter appropriate transportation for the Group:  CALL or EMAIL US FOR A QUOTE.          


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  2)  For a  4-hour (1/2-day)  Basic Living History Tour of Waco© (Selected from Tours 1 thru 6):

            Our 4-hour (1/2-day) Basic Tour includes a Living History Expert Historian Guide for the entire Tour, up to two (2) venue stops with a guided tour at one
(1) of the venues, and also includes Lunch, plus the Tour amenities listed above, where applicable .


                        (A)  
For Groups providing their own chartered transportation, with a working microphone:  

                                          FLAT RATE:  $1,190. for a group of 10 persons, including children of primary school age and up.

                                          For each additional person:  $119. per person for each additional person over 10 persons.  


                       
(B)  For Groups requiring Snobby Tours®, Inc. to charter appropriate transportation for the Group:  CALL or EMAIL US FOR A QUOTE.    



   3)  
For a  7-hour (full day)  Extended  Living History Tour of Waco© (Selected from Tours 1 thru 6):

            Our 7-hour (full day) Extended Tour includes a Living History Historian Guide for the entire Tour, up to three (3) venue stops with a guided tour at up to
two (2) of the venues, and also includes either Lunch or Dinner, plus the Tour amenities listed above, where applicable.
       
     
                 
(A)  For Groups providing their own chartered transportation, with a working microphone:  

                                           FLAT RATE:  $1,790. for a group of 10 persons, including children of primary school age and up.

                                           For each additional person:  $179. per person for each additional person over 10 persons.  


                        
(B)  For Groups requiring Snobby Tours®, Inc. to charter appropriate transportation for the Group:  CALL or EMAIL US FOR A QUOTE.    



  4)  
For the "Texas Guinan Living History Tour of Waco©, Dinner and Cultural Arts Performance Tour" (Tour 7 ):

      Our "Texas Guinan" Tour includes a guided "Sightseeing Overview"  Tour of Downtown Waco-area historic sites with a Living Historian Expert Guide,  
plus a seated Dinner at a local restaurant featuring a menu specially-selected for your Group by the Chef, and tickets to a performance by one of Waco’s many
talented cultural arts groups, or a "special event" at a local art gallery or museum, plus the Tour amenities listed above, where applicable.
      NOTE: Tour Cost for this Tour is determined by the Group's choice of restaurant (Moderate to Fine Dining) and by the applicable ticketing price for the
included cultural arts event, and will vary according to Group's preference..

                  (A)  For Groups providing their own chartered transportation, with a working microphone:  

                                            FLAT RATE:  Starts at $1,690. for a group of 10 persons, including children of primary school age and up.

                                            For each additional person:  Starts at $169. per person for each additional person over 10 persons.  


                          
(B)  For Groups requiring Snobby Tours®, Inc. to charter appropriate transportation for the Group:  CALL or EMAIL US FOR A QUOTE.  



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DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Some aspects of the Tour itinerary may change, depending on  local conditions.  
Choice and selection of transportation, lodging and other Tour Components may vary depending upon final
Tour size and other factors, and generally do not affect Tour scheduling or published Tour fee.   
Trip arrival and return times are approximate, and may vary due to weather and/or other travel conditions.  
Where local or  other circumstances necessitate itinerary  variations and/or adjustments, such alterations are
adapted into the Tour and generally do not affect the published Tour fee.   
There is always at least one (1) designated meal per day which is part of the applicable Tour Package Price.
Specially pre-arranged Group Tour dining may or may not include desserts.
Alcoholic beverages are not included in the Tour Package except when “samplings” or “tastings” are part of
specifically-designated food-pairing dining events.
Deviations during the Tour by any tour participant(s) from the stated Group Tour Itinerary are at the sole risk and
expense of such tour participant(s),  and Snobby Tours®, Inc. assumes no liability therefor.  
Long-distance charges,  toll calls and/or Internet usage by tour participants while on Tour
are not covered in published Tour fee.  
Cancellations must be sent  in writing by certified mail to Snobby Tours®, Inc.  
Cancellation of a reservation prior to date of tour or event, a “no-show”, or an early return from the Tour or
event, may result in forfeiture of  100% of the individual published Tour fee or guaranteed group booking fee.
Trip cancellation/Trip interruption insurance coverage is highly recommended.  
See Snobby Tours®, Inc.’s Tour and Event General Policies herein for all terms and conditions of travel.
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