Gone To Texas LbNA # 38482
|Placed Date||Mar 20 2008|
|Location||Garden City, TX|
*** Part of my Literature Series ***
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 50 yards RT)
SPECIAL THANKS TO ASTRO D FOR HELPING TO REPLACE THIS BOX.
Gone to Texas, often abbreviated G.T.T., was a phrase used by Americans immigrating to Texas in the 19th century, usually to escape debt. It was often written on the doors of abandoned houses or posted on signs. It is also the title of a novel by Forrest Carter, which was adapted into the film The Outlaw Josey Wales, starring and directed by Clint Eastwood. Josey Wales lost his wife and child to pre-civil War destruction and, like Jesse James and other young farmers, he joined the guerrilla soldiers of Missouri. Eventually he tires of revenge and travels to TX seeking a chance for a new way of life. It is one of the best westerns I have read and I highly recommend it. You can find this microbox in similar country that Josey traveled in, so watch your back while stamping in.
From Garden City, go west on Hwy 158 about 2 miles to the rest area on the right and park by the picnic table.
Just east of the ramp and picnic table, along the fence line, is a buried cable post. Look at base of post under rock for the microbox. Please replace as described.