Baylor Rose LbNA # 52830
|Placed Date||Apr 3 2010|
|Found By||The Prickly Pair|
|Last Found||Jul 3 2016|
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 200 yards RT)
The Baylor Rose, developed by Antique Rose Emporium owner Mike Shoup, commemorates the historic association between Baylor University and Independence. It is white with orange and yellow center and can be found at his nursery, along with many other plants, and is a great place to visit while looking at wildflowers. Another interesting place to visit is Baylor Park, home of the male campus of old Baylor University, and this microbox.
From Brenham, go northeast on Hwy 105 about 3 miles, then north on FM 50 about 8 miles to the Antique Rose Emporium. Continue a little further and turn right on Lueckemeyer Road, then right into Baylor Park. You can also walk there from Antique Rose Emporium by going north on the road behind the Emporium.
From entrance pavilion, follow gravel path southwest and take the first left. Go about 50 steps and take the next left to the grave site of Robert Baylor, for whom Baylor University was named. Turn right and follow the fence 28 steps south till it turns right, then follow it right 18 steps to the 5th post, which has a concrete block next to it. Microbox is within under rocks.