Indian Trails - Quilt Block Series  LbNA # 32317

OwnerLone Star Quilter    
Placed DateJun 27 2007
LocationWeches, TX
Found By Lone Star Quilter
Last Found Sep 1 2015
Hike Distance?

This box had gone missing for the second time, so I replaced it again on 8-31-2015 and moved it a little ways to a safer spot.

"Tejas" is the Spanish spelling of a Caddo word "taysha", which means "friend" or "ally". In the 17th century the Spanish knew the westernmost Caddo peoples as "the great kingdom of Tejas" and the name lived on to become the name of the 28th state of the United States—Texas. The Caddo and other tribes of the Caddo Confederacy, including the Nabedache, inhabited the area known today as Houston County. They blazed many trails that became today’s highways. Women of the Rice family, no doubt, were aware of the Indian presence as they sat on the wide front porch of the log family home stitching their quilts. The quilt block called “Indian Trails” was probably inspired by the many ancient trails left by the Indian culture, not only here, but everywhere in this country.

This letterbox is located at Mission Tejas State Park near Weches, Texas, which is on SH 21, twenty miles east of Crockett in Houston County, Texas. This box was placed with the approval of the staff at the park. Enter the park and stop at the office to pay the user fee and get a map. Follow the map to the playground and park there.

To the box.
When you’re ready to find the box, go to the pond and cross the spillway and dam. Follow the path on the far side of the pond until you come to a very long footbridge. Stop at the steps and turn around. Walk back up the trail the way you came for 18 steps. You'll be standing next to a railroad tie in the ground to the left. Look to the right (due north) and, about 15 steps away you will see a grayish, funny-looking sweet gum tree. The box is behind that tree under a rock and debris.