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A Great Day in a Lovely Area
Visiting Glen Rose was something I had wanted to do for about 12 months. I had heard about the wildlife centre and I wasn't disappointed. The weather was perfect also. It took around 3 hours to drive around the park which included stopping for about 1/2 or so for lunch at the halfway point which is the Outlook.
Another wonderful thing about this area is that it is at the start of the Hill Country and just to see a varying landscape instead of flat land was also wonderful. I'm sure another month later, the view from the hills would have been even better and more colourful with the autumn foliage turning.
Squaw Creek Indian Fight
This historic marker is near the site where about 25 raiding Indians jumped and killed a fox hunter (Rigman Bryant), shot his dog and stole his horse. Later in the day the Indians and stolen horses were seen by a minister (Silas Scarborough) W C Walters and a negro. The negro was urged to join the Indians who then shot him full of arrows when he refused. In a few hours the Cavalry attacked the Indians and recovered the stolen horses. One Indian was killed and the others chased away. One settler was shot and the wounded Negro died a week later. It was claimed as a Civil War Frontier victory.
There were about 5 or 6 bullet holes in the historical marker… I guess someone didn’t know the fighting was over.
Swimming in the Paluxy
A summer excursion to Dinosaur Valley State Park added something new to the mix--swimming in the Paluxy River.
Site #1, which I have already described in an earlier tip, is the ideal spot to cool off in the summer. A ledge which contains the dino footprints, allows for a shallow wade into the river, while the middle is deep enough to swim and in some spots dive.
Families towed inner tubes and floats down a narrow path and over and around boulders, managing to carry all that they needed to make it a relaxing afternoon.
There was little shade when we visited around 2 p.m.
This footprint of a Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur was found 5 miles from Glen Rose at the Comanchie Peak Nuclear Power Plant during some excavation work. It was one of several and is now exhibited outside the Somervell County Museum.
First National Bank
This lovely old building was once the First National Bank Building. Constructed of native limestone and built in 1896. Its early days was a saloon. The upper level hosted dances, socials, and stage shows.
Later in 1902, it became the home for the First National Bank building. In 1917 the bank had a bit of excitement, it was the scene of a robbery and the shooting of a bandit. Today it is home to the Somervell County Heritage Center.
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