Cure (KWER-o) is the Spanish word for rawhides. Native Americans often salvaged animal hides along a local creek notorious for trapping cattle. Once a round-up point on the Chisholm Trail, the town was a true "Wild West" outpost. More than 50 structures and homes are listed as recorded Texas historic landmarks or in the National Register of Historic Places. A free historic walking tour brochure is available at the visitor center. Cuero was designated the "Wildflower Capital of Texas" by the Texas Legislature. Maps for wildflower viewing are available each April. Cuero also is on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. Events include Market on Main in April, July and October; Turkeyfest in October and Christmas in Downtown in December.