Celtic Flower  LbNA # 6091

OwnerBusy Bee    
Placed DateOct 15 2003
CountySan Patricio
LocationOld San Patricio, TX
Found By Gryzzled Gryphon
Last Found Sep 24 2004
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UPDATED NOTE: Nov. 21, 2006 - Reported missing, again. Searched under courthouse. I haven't been back to San Patricio to check, myself, but I do believe it to be gone this time.

NOTE: This box had been thought to be missing for awhile, but one intrepid letterboxer found it rolled far, far under the building and rescued it, putting it again in it's correct place. THANKS! :)

San Patricio in it's heyday was a key place in the frequently violent history of Texas and Mexico. But after it's near demise, for decades it was all but forgotten, until in 1972 the city of Corpus Christi sought to annex an area on the Nueces River that would have given it jurisdiction over the old town. The citizens of San Patricio rose to the challenge and defeated the annexation attempt; they reincorporated on August 12, 1972. An awareness of the heritage of San Patricio has caused a rebirth of interest in its history. Annual world championship rattlesnake races on the weekend before St. Patrick's Day have been used by the San Patricio Restoration Society as a means to raise funds to preserve the city's landmarks. Enough money was raised to rebuild the courthouse of 1872 according to original specifications; it was dedicated in 1987.

Pull off the County Road 666 at the group of historical markers in front of the reproduction of the old San Patricio Courthouse. Sit on the bottom of the stairs on the south side, going to the second story, and reach behind the nearest of the building's wooden pillars to find this letterbox.