Pearl Of The Prairie LbNA # 55777
|Placed Date||Sep 22 2010|
|Location||El Campo, TX|
|Found By||Lady Spocelton|
|Last Update||Aug 20 2013|
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 50 yards RT)
El Campo was once a bald prairie of lush grass prized by cowboys for their cattle. To help ship the cattle, a railroad was built along with a switching station called Prairie Switch. The cowboys would camp nearby with their cattle and at night they looked across the prairie and could see the soft glow of the lantern at Prairie Switch. Some thought the glow looked like a pearl on the prairie, so the station became known by that name. Later, it was renamed to El Campo (the camp), but the nickname survives to this day.
From Hwy 59 southwest of Hwy 71, exit on Business 59 and go north .2 mile. Turn left into first entrance of Garden Of Memories Cemetery and park by entrance.
Walk about 25 yards south along row of bushes to stone bench under a tree near corner of cemetery. Go to last bush in row 6 steps behind bench. Microbox is within trunks under rock and leaves. Please be discreet and replace as described.