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« on: August 09, 2009, 07:02:47 pm »
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Indian Creek, southern Brown County in central Texas

Colin and I just returned from a drive down to Indian Creek in southern Brown
County. When we arrived in the old town, I realized how really long it had been
since my last visit. I was sure hoping that the old wooden 2-story Masonic or
I.O.O.F. Lodge was still there but was disappointed to find it long-gone. Other
changes are that there are more residents, some living in trailers, on the main
street of the old town than were there when I last visited. Not much more had
changed, however, but two very old gas pumps at the big rock school site were no
longer there. We also went a few miles out of Indian Creek to visit one of the
oldest river crossings, Key's Crossing, in the central Texas area. It crosses
the Colorado River. We took 15 photos on the trip and I have posted the first
in our "Brown County Places" album in our Photos section.  This is one photo I took of a very old rock school that may have been Howard Payne University's first home before they moved the college to nearby Brownwood in the late 1800s.

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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2009, 07:09:07 pm »
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Very interesting....

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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2009, 07:46:52 pm »
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Hi ksightler.  I hunted this old schoolgrounds many years ago with one of my treasure hunting buddies.  I remember hunting the side on the right in the first photo and some of the area around back.  It's been so long, though, that I've forgotten exactly what coins we found but do remember finding either a shield or a V nickel near the back of the building.  I do remember that it was very difficult hunting because of the high weeds and low mesquite trees.  Today, the temperature was 103 while we were there so you can understand why I don't detect out in the countryside during the summer months.  Another reason is that our area is a prime habitat for rattlesnakes and copperheads.  Our area of central Texas is beautiful this year, though, because we have gotten plenty of rain to keep the greenery green and the cattle fat and healthy.  In July, we got over 10 inches of rain.  In this photo, you see what appears to be a buzzard but it is actually two buzzards, one beside the other, that flew from the schoolgrounds to the building's peak as if posing for my photographs.  I love nature!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2009, 08:30:20 pm »
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WoW... I need to find an old gost town and hit the school yard... Damn it was hot... I live in the high desert area.. and I know about rattle snakes.. I cough a six footer with 13 rattles in my yard. We have turkey Vultures here.. I have been looking at the ghost town of the salton sea... but will go there when its cooler...We haven't  had that much rain.... I live in Alpine, CA a little east of San Diego. Nice finds and photo...

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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2009, 06:16:49 pm »
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Hi ksightler.  This afternoon, I went over to my Mom's house and mowed her big yard.  Whew!  It was 104 degrees out there.  There's supposed to be a "cold front" on the way so maybe that will bring the high temps back into the 90s.  Here is another photo of the old Indian Creek school that I took yesterday.  It shows the two buzzards who posed for my photography.  Smiley  This old building, like most ghost towns, is on private property so I always remind my fellow detectorists to always get permission from landowners before stepping foot on their property.
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2009, 07:00:55 pm »
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Hey Texas Jay ifthat cold front come thru-please send some this way. What part of Texas are you in?

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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2009, 07:11:30 pm »
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Hi findoldstuff.  I live in Brownwood in rural central Texas.  Our town has a population of about 20,000.  Brownwood is the county seat of Brown County and is 90 miles southeast of Abilene and 140 northwest of Austin.  I'm attaching a photo I took a few years ago of our old Brown County Jail which is on the Courthouse Square in our town.  The old jail building is now the home of the Brown County Historical Society.  I sent Bob Brewer a copy of this photograph for his museum and he commented that the building resembles some of the Knights of the Golden Circle out West.  Our town was home for several former Quantrill's Guerrillas and has a colorful history of visits by "outlaws" like Jesse W. and Frank James and Cole Younger.   
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2009, 07:13:34 pm »
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Meant to say: "resembles some of the Knights of the Golden Circle's castles out West."
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2009, 08:41:05 pm »
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Hi Texas Jay- Do you ever make it to Austin? Years ago I had a couple of antique dealers from Austin come thru. They bought everything I was willing to part with. They loaded a Suburban  and a twenty foot trailer. The name of their shop is or was Porch People.  I sure wish I had those tin windup toys and old bicycles back. Anyway it has been great talking to ya.

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Hi findoldstuff.  I don't get down to Austin very often anymore.  I lived there during my first two years of college at UT but it has grown tremendously since then.  When I was in college, there was an antique shop on the way that dealt primarily in old spurs.  I sold several that I had accumulated to them and they paid a fair price for the times.  They are not in business anymore.  The old school area is quite large and is surrounded by the rock fence you see in all my photos of it.  This photo shows the remains of another rock structure that was on the grounds to the south of the main building.  I never hunted this part of the field so it surely holds lots of old goodies.  When hunting schoolgrounds for the first time, I always determine where the sidewalks were and work along the edges, out about three feet on each side, before hunting anywhere else.  Most of my silver coins have come from the sidewalk areas.
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