Memories of Mexia LbNA # 32033
|Placed Date||Jun 16 2007|
October 20, 2009 - Box reported as missing.
MEMORIES OF MEXIA
DIFFICULTY: moderate trail
RISK: low (might be muddy)
VISIBILITY: public area....all depends on time and day
I had been carrying this box around for a long time, waiting for a good time and place for it. We visited this park at the end of a very lovely trip and it seemed like the perfect place for a perfectly named box, because I’ll certainly have good Memories of this trip.
Mexia is located about 170 miles north of Houston. The Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historical Site Park entrance is 6 miles south of Mexia on State Highway 14, then 2.5 miles west on FM 2705.
Enter the park and locate the Val Verde Cannon in the middle of the main entry parkway. Park on the left at the playground and walk over to the cannon to read about its history. Determine which side (North or South) originally owned the cannon and walk this direction about 50 yards toward the Miss Mamie Kennedy Confederate Flirtation Walk trailhead. Walk this trail about 100 yards, going under the arch at "The Colonels's Spring", to a suspension bridge that crosses a creek to an island. (Might be pretty muddy. Old shoes recommended.) Walk across to the west and continue on the path for about 50 paces to another suspension bridge. Go across this bridge and when you come to the end of it, keep going straight ahead, across the road and into the grass. Keep going straight ahead, towards a pile of several large stones near the edge of the brushy area. At that pile of stones, turn right, and walk in the grass (along the edge of the brushy area) until you arrive at a cluster of picnic tables (on your right), and sit at the last table in this cluster.
Sit so that you are facing back towards the stones, but look up and to your right, into the wooded area near the table. There are two big oaks that are leaning away from each other, almost like a V, with a smaller pecan tree growing straight in front of them. The box is under that tree.
Public park area, so please be extra discreet. Thanks!
Thanks for looking! Have a great day!