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.
Chalk Mountain is a ghost town some 12 miles west of Glen Rose. The main attractions there seem to be the cemetery which holds over 350 graves but I have to say that I went from one end of the road to the other and found nothing. The signpost to the cemetery is at the beginning of the road but you see nothing further to indicate where it may be.
The other 'attraction' is the Chalk Mountain Masonic Lodge. This lodge was chartered on December 8, 1904 and moved to its current spot in 1989. The top part of this lodge was moved from the 2nd story of the original building and put on a new foundation and cement block. The images of a ghost town that I had wasn't quite what I found.
Off US 67 on Road 198 in Erath County.
Granbury is an excellent little town to visit, full of history and legend and wonderfully restored architecture. It has been billed as the town “Where Texas History Lives”.
The Square around the courthouse was the first in Texas to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since then, many other projects all over American have been modelled on their restoration efforts. There is still an old fashioned drive-in movie theatre which show first run movies over the summer weekends. Many of the wonderful old homes in Granbury are now B & B’s making Granbury a popular ‘get away from it all’ destination especially as many of them are set on Lake Granbury. The lake was formed from a dam being built across the Brazos River at De Cordova Bend.
There are many legends and stories about Granbury – of Jesse James, Davy Crockett and John Wilkes Booth. Sightseeing around the Granbury area is also popular with many places just a short drive away.
The Promise - A Night Under The Stars With Jesus
Spend a night under the beautiful autumn evening sky with Jesus at the Texas Amphitheatre in Glen Rose,TX. With The Promise you will experience the birth, life, words, death, resurrection, and triumphant ascension of Jesus Christ.
The Promise begins with a Grandfather and his grandchildren exploring on the banks of the Paluxy River in historic Glen Rose, Texas. In the opening scene, while they explore the woods and riverbed in search of the dinosaur tracks, they stumble across an old campsite that reminds Grandpa of a story his own grandfather used to tell him in the same spot, the story about the Promise sent by God.
As Grandpa begins to sing about the Promised One, the three find themselves among the Old Testament prophets who foretold the coming of Jesus. Immediately, Grandpa, Billy, and Lisa are swept up in the events of Jesus' birth, baptism, temptation, and ministry.
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