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Echo Hill Ranch

Echo Hill Ranch is a summer ranch camp of about 400 acres (1.6 km²) in the Texas Hill Country. The ranch was founded in 1953 by Dr. S. Thomas Friedman and Minnie Samet Friedman. It is located south of Kerrville near Medina. Echo Hill was founded as a noncompetitive, child-centered ranch camp for boys and girls ages 6–14. Echo Hill Ranch is the current residence of Texas musician/writer/gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman.[1] July 24, 2013 the camp announced via their Facebook page that it would not reopen for summer of 2014.

After the death of the founders of the ranch, the property was inherited by their three children, Richard Samet ("Kinky") Friedman, Marci Friedman and Roger Friedman.


  1. ^ Echo Hill Ranch camp concludes its final summer, by Jackie Schicker, in the Jewish Herald-Voice; published August 15 2013; retrieved January 29 2016

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