Such an impressive courthouse for such a tiny town… As I did my traditional walkaround (and bathroom stop, but that’s a different issue all together, I was a little surprised that the building was even open. It was a national holiday after all, but not exactly one of the big ones. It also started raining a bit. It had rained on the way here (which would come back to haunt me later) though the weather reports hadn’t shown any indications of rain. I really have only one regret: that I did not take photos of all the haybale art. I must admit that I didn’t even know that haybale art was really a thing. But it was everywhere: in yards, in front of businesses, on the courthouse grounds. That was a real opportunity missed.
One interesting thing, though is that, other than having it’s obligatory military monument, there was this one to Ann Whitney. As you can see, she was a teacher killed protecting her students from Comanche attack. I have no doubt I could turn this into a metaphor for current events, but I won’t. Had I thought about it, I should have gotten a photo of her actual grave because I had to go out there for the cache.
There aren’t any caches close in town so I had to come out to the Graves-Gentry to get one. Small town cemetery with really old stones. The cache itself was near the grave of a former congressman, hidden in a tree under a porcelain sheep’s head. The name of the cache was “‘Sheepshead’ Near History” so I don’t feel I’m giving anything away here. More importantly, this is a milestone cache of sorts. This one represents surpassing 10% of the counties in Texas cached. I know it’s not much, but great oaks from little acorns grow or some kind of crap like that. I came, I saw, I logged, and then I left and hit the road for…
2 thoughts on “26. Hamilton, Hamilton County”
I am at this cache as i write this. Supposed to be workin, though.
I won’t tell if you wont. 😛