Texas Ranger  LbNA # 369

OwnerSilver Eagle      
Placed DateJan 30 2003
LocationWaco, TX
Found By Mosaic Butterfly
Last Found Oct 20 2010
Hike Distance?

Replaced/Relocated (12/02/04)
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 400 yards RT)
Status: reported missing (06/30/07)

In 1823, the first Texas Rangers were formed by Stephen F. Austin to protect early settlers from Indian raids. Led by colorful men such as Captain Jack Hayes and John "RIP" Ford, the Rangers established a reputation for toughness, skill and dedication that continues to this day. In 1968, the Texas Ranger Hall Of Fame & Museum was established in Waco to honor these great men and display many of their weapons. It is open Monday-Sunday from 9:00am-5:00pm and costs $5.00 for adults and $2.50 for children under 12.

Waco is located about 175 miles northwest of Houston. The Texas Ranger Museum is located adjacent to I35 at exit 335-B (University Parks).

From the front of the museum, walk north to the picnic tables overlooking the Brazos River. Find the monument to the 143rd Infantry and walk down the ramp to the river walkway. Turn right (east) and walk about 100 yards to a bridge with metal rails. You need to get to the corner of the museum that you just passed up on the bank, so go around the far right side of the bridge and walk back towards the museum, crossing a concrete culvert and walking past a metal light post. The microbox is hidden in the corner of the brick planter under a juniper bush. It is covered by sticks and leaves, so please re-cover well.