Quaker In The Woods LbNA # 38201
|Placed Date||Mar 8 2008|
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 400 yards RT)
Recommended Ink: pink, black & gray
Status: reported missing (05/06/08)
In the spring of 1895 Frank Jacob Brown and Thomas Hadley Lewis, both Quakers, came to southeast Texas to establish a community dedicated to God. Starting Quaker colonies was a common practice of this religious sect, also called the Religious Society Of Friends. Brown and Lewis came upon 1538 acres of prairie in Northern Galveston County well drained by Clear Creek, Coward's Creek, Mary's Creek, and Chigger Creek, and beautifully framed with dense woods. Feeling this surely was their "Promised Land," they bought the land from Galveston banker J. C. League and named it Friendswood. This microbox is dedicated to those early settlers and can be found at Centennial Park, a place my daughter occasionally plays soccer.
From downtown Houston take I45 south about 25 miles to Nasa Road 1/FM 528. Go right (west) on FM 528 for about 4 miles to S. Friendswood Dr/FM 518 and turn left (south). Go about 1 mile and turn right into Centennial Park. Park in the first lot on the left.
Walk to the restroom/pavilion and continue south on the sidewalk, going past soccer field #35 on the right. Continue as the path bends left and goes by a bench on the left until you come to a Y with a bench in the middle. Go right and count 41 cement squares. Look right for 2 large oak trees about 7 steps off trail. Walk behind the second tree and continue another 7 steps to a small tree leaning toward you. The camo microbox is hanging in the tree about 3 feet high. Please replace as described and be discreet.