In early 1932 a dam was built to control flooding of Pecan Bayou. In 1933 land bordering the new lake was bought to establish a State Park.
In 1933 the CWA began construction using local men who were part of the Emergency Conservation Work Program. In 1934 CCC Company 872 arrived to continue the work. They stayed a year and then in 1936 CCC Company 849 arrived to take up the work. They remained until 1942 when the work was complete. We were interested in seeing the work done by the CCC.
Carol, Ed and I walked yesterday evening to take part in the Christmas Stroll. Salado hosts this event the first two weekends in December. There is live music and lots of people from 5pm-7pm Friday-Sunday.
We stopped here to add the Museum as a waymark, but I took way too many car pictures to leave it at that. It gets its own post. Admission is $12.00. The Museum is open Monday through Friday: 9am to 4pm and Saturday: 9am to 5pm.
Now I’m not much of a corvette fan, but the whole showroom floor was covered in them.
All of the cars have been restored to original condition. The engines are showroom clean, batteries are kept on chargers, and the entire rolling stock is cranked up at least twice a week.
This is just a small sampling of the wonderfully restored cars housed at this museum. It is well worth a visit.
Since my post about Cameron and Rockport, I had a set back with another hospital stay. I’m once again recovered enough to hit the open road and visit some interesting places. On our way to do the walk in Wichita Falls we did some waymarking.
Decatur was our first city to visit. It was 46 degrees and raining. So the pictures have dots!
We continued on to Bowie and it’s still raining.
Montague was our next stop.
Nacona was our last destination. I added the Horton Car Museum and a Coca-Cola item to the Waymarking Database. There are so many Museum pictures that there will be a separate post for it.
After 5 weeks of recovery from a fall that broke my hip, I am (by the Grace of God) once again able to travel (and walk with the aid of a cane) to take picture to Waymark locations of interest.
Rockdale was our first city to visit.
We moved on to the City of Cameron.
The Texas Visitor Center at Langtry is open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT seven days a week. You have to go through it to get to the Jersey Lily Saloon, and Judge Roy Beans home. In addition to those attractions there is a nature trail through a cactus garden, and the visitor’s center has Video Theatre and Interpretive Displays. It is free to visit the Jersey Lily and the rest of the displays.
This is the actual building in its original location where Judge Roy Bean dispensed his justice.
Below is the “Opera House” which is where Judge Bean lived.
We did the nature walk and enjoyed the plants on display.
Leaving the visitor’s center we spotted this huge cactus.
Small store where you can buy drinks and snacks is also the US Post Office.
Leaving Langtry we passed a small non-denominational church.
Rocksprings is the county seat of Edwards County, TX. It is located on the Edwards Plateau in the Texas Hill Country. Because of the springs the area was a campsite for sheep/cattle ranchers as early as 1882. When the Edwards County courthouse at Leakey burned in 1888, a new, more centrally located site was selected for the county seat. This campsite was selected and a town was platted . A post office opened in 1891. It was originally called Rock Springs.
First we went looking for two letterboxes in the Rocksprings Cemetery. “Edwards Plateau” and “Mohair Sam”.
In town we went to the courthouse square were we found the old Edwards County jail. This limestone jail, built in 1891, no longer houses inmates it is vacant.
The Edwards County Courthouse was built in 1891 out of limestone in the Romanesque Revival Style.
There was a really neat statue on the corner of the courthouse square of an Angora Goat. These goats originally came from Turkey. Their wool is now a major income source to this county.
The bank across from the courthouse also salutes the Angora trade with mosaic portraits on their wall.
We only found one old church.