Colt Walker Pistol LbNA # 66441
|Placed Date||Jan 22 2014|
|Location||Odd Fellows Cemetery, San Antonio, TX|
|Found By||paper trail|
|Last Update||Dec 29 2014|
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 50 yards RT)
Recommended Ink: brown & gray
The Colt Walker was the largest and most powerful black powder repeating handgun ever made. It was created in the mid-1840s in a collaboration between Texas Ranger Captain Samuel Hamilton Walker and American firearms inventor Samuel Colt and was a single action revolver with a revolving cylinder holding six charges of black powder behind six bullets. Captain Walker carried two of his namesake revolvers in the Mexican–American War but was killed in battle shortly after he had received them. He is buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery in San Antonio.
From I10 go west on E. Commerce Street for about 3 miles, turn right on N. Monumental Street then left on Paso Hondo Street. Just before Pine Street turn right into Odd Fellows Cemetery, turn left at first intersection and park by historical marker near grave of Samuel Walker on left.
Walk to marker and pay respects to Walker who is buried right behind it. Now walk back down left side of the road you drove down and cross entrance road to multi-trunk cedar tree by Leroy Vanssier grave. Minibox is within the trunks under a rock and needles.