Saint Jo, Experience the Old West at this North Texas Treasure

Saint Jo, Experience the Old West at this North Texas Treasure

Saint Jo has that feeling of the old west and it’s no surprise as it was one of the last stops along the Chisholm Trail before crossing the Red River. On my visit I encountered some of the friendliest people that I’ve ever met in Texas. Join me on a tour of this charming little town.


  1. Michael Sonleitner on January 9, 2023 at 8:55 am

    Truly enjoyed the video. Definitely a must see. What varieties of wine did they have?

  2. The life and times of Barney Taylor on January 9, 2023 at 8:58 am

    Man it must be cool to travel Texas 👍🏻

  3. John Myers on January 9, 2023 at 9:00 am

    I was interested in seeing how you would present this town to your viewers as I’ve been there several times on my motorcycle (great ride if you cut up through Decatur taking back roads then go down the "drop-off" just outside of St. Jo). It’s such a quiet town square…..of the 3-4 times Ive been there, my wife and I were the only one’s in the square (besides merchants).

    Interesting they’re remodeling the hotel. My friend who has a home near there said they were growing and wanted me to open a kolache shop in the square.

    Another great video!

  4. acesnoopy on January 9, 2023 at 9:00 am

    Wow I’ve never even heard of it. Got a new place to go see, thanks a lot for this video

  5. Russell C on January 9, 2023 at 9:02 am

    My mother’s family used to come here for family get-togethers/reunions many many moons ago (1950s), out at Katy Lake. I was lucky enough to go to one of their "updated" get-togethers back in the 1980s.
    I sent my mother a link to your channel, I hope she finds this video….I think she’ll enjoy it.

  6. T Russ on January 9, 2023 at 9:03 am

    I love old quiet towns like this!!!We have many like it down here around San Angelo, Tx. Cool place,and I bet the people that live there are pretty laid back.

  7. Dusty Wings Productions on January 9, 2023 at 9:05 am

    Nice job! The folks that started the museum can trace their family all they way back to the 1850s in St. Jo. The project was a grassroots roots effort. The whole town chipped in with cash and artifact donations and they are constantly on the lookout for more things to add. They are very proud of their little museum and I have to say my visit with them and my tour of the old saloon was very informative.

  8. Maupin Maupin on January 9, 2023 at 9:05 am

    I like that tornado proof house at about 6.00.

  9. Cindi Baker on January 9, 2023 at 9:05 am

    Thank you so much!!

  10. Joe Hammond on January 9, 2023 at 9:08 am

    I wonder what St. Jo would think of having a winery in St. Jo?

  11. CR M on January 9, 2023 at 9:11 am

    Beautiful, remembrance of olden days

  12. Dom Butler on January 9, 2023 at 9:15 am

    very nice little town, thanks for the video!

  13. G. O. on January 9, 2023 at 9:15 am

    This is great! I was hoping you would come up to the North Texas. Growing up my parents would take me to St. Jo as they always had a huge Rodeo in that town every summer. You should hit Muenster and the Cooke County small towns. I love your channel so much. I miss living in Texas and this helps me keep in touch with my home state.

  14. 1121gsm on January 9, 2023 at 9:18 am

    I lived in Wichita Falls for five years when I was in the Air Force. I went through Saint Jo to and from Lake Texoma many times but never stopped. Now I’m sorry I didn’t. Thanks for sharing.

  15. J B Good on January 9, 2023 at 9:20 am

    ST. Jo has a dark past as well. Like the sign that was over Main St at one time.

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  17. larry watkins on January 9, 2023 at 9:22 am

    Nice video of a really neat little town that I have visited several times when going thru the area. My Grandmother was born near Illinois Bend in 1879, left with her parents and six siblings when they emigrated to the Chickasaw Nation with 2 wagons, and 60 head of cattle, crossing at Red River station.. She died of tuberculosis at age 48 in Marlow, Oklahoma. Sure wish I could have known her.

  18. JAVATONL on January 9, 2023 at 9:25 am

    Another great video. Always nice to hear you talking about the history of where you are.

  19. Jeff Burk on January 9, 2023 at 9:26 am

    My wife’s family is from there at one time both sides lived there. The Grimes and Peddycoarts. Her great great great grandpa had a ferry services on the red river.

  20. foreverbatman on January 9, 2023 at 9:26 am

    You are a gem finder Thank you.

  21. Beyond Civilization (Xplore RC) on January 9, 2023 at 9:35 am

    Amazing. It’s a beautiful experience to just get lost in time for a day in one of those historic little Texas towns. Thanks for the upload! 🤠👍🏼

  22. Boo Dog on January 9, 2023 at 9:37 am

    Awesome little town.

  23. Robert Bunnell on January 9, 2023 at 9:37 am

    You should make a video of Mineral Wells tx. Lots of old buildings being restored. The famous historic Baker Hotel is one of the buildings being restored.

  24. Ramiro Montoya on January 9, 2023 at 9:38 am

    Such a cool video; thank you. By the way I’ve been meaning to give you kudos for showing the map and location of the towns you show us in the beginning of your video. It helps to visualize where the towns are.

  25. Dede Pyle on January 9, 2023 at 9:39 am

    I love St Jo. I would live there if I could.

  26. Rob the Traveler on January 9, 2023 at 9:40 am

    The bluffs north of Saint Jo overlooking the Red River on FM 677 & FM 2382 are gorgeous.

  27. Living Coast 2 Coast on January 9, 2023 at 9:43 am

    Cute little town.

  28. Jayne wayne Wayne on January 9, 2023 at 9:44 am

    This is what I was looking for beautiful video great town

    I am looking for somewhere quaint for me and my carriage horses through this drought

  29. Americana#88 on January 9, 2023 at 9:48 am

    Great video always looking for a place to get away for a day or two!!

  30. Pamela Bowling on January 9, 2023 at 9:48 am

    Beautiful small town enjoyed so much thanks 😊

  31. Platii on January 9, 2023 at 9:50 am

    this channel is great man.. I would love to show you some cool spots not too far west of Wichita Falls. Between seymour and Vernon, there’s nothing but wilderness… truly feels like I take step back in time when I go out there

  32. Jason Leach on January 9, 2023 at 9:52 am

    Man I lived in Burneyville Oklahoma right across the river from here for four years and had no idea this town was so preserved and beautiful

  33. FIRE FLY on January 9, 2023 at 9:52 am

    Would love to visit!! May plan a trip soon.

  34. LR Hernandez on January 9, 2023 at 9:53 am

    I’ve been to Saint Jo many times to visit dear friend. Their Dairy Queen is awesome!! 😉

  35. Key Largo on January 9, 2023 at 9:54 am

    DO NOT GO NEAR THIS TOWN! It is run by corrupt officials who will find a way to milk you of your money. Speed traps are there number one method of theft and officer Squigley is their number one money maker. If it can be determined that you are a stranger passing through , he will pull you over and ticket you for speeding no matter how slow you go. Upon pulling you over he will be abusive and condescending. The reason is to try and provoke you into some altercation that will allow him to arrest you and confiscate your things , possibly your vehicle. STAY away from St Jo. If you have to go t(rough this town , watch out for Squigley , he looks , talks and acts just like the country sherif from the movie “Live and Let Die” but younger. I guess he’s trying to win brownie points with his relatives ,( the mayor , the judge , the school superintendent, the bank president, and the local preacher).

  36. Arthur Frayn on January 9, 2023 at 9:54 am

    Thank you for all the time, effort, and fuel you put into your great content… Cheers!

  37. randy farr on January 9, 2023 at 9:55 am

    I would almost like to live there, looks like a nice quiet retirement community

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