Glen Rose, TX Walking Tour 02/04/2017

This was a year round event hosted by the Hood County Hummers Club. We registered at the Brookshire Grocery and began our walk.

We walked through the high school campus passing the auditorium.

We walked through the high school campus passing the auditorium.

We continued by the stadium with a nice mural.

We continued by the stadium with a nice mural.

There is a small cemetery between the stadium and the school.

There is a small cemetery between the stadium and the school.

A nice rock wall fences in a house.

A nice rock wall fences in a house.

Another nice wall with interesting shells.

Another nice wall with interesting shells.

Built in 1934, funded as a WPA government project during the Depression, as a replacement for the first county jail built in 1884, located on the same site. In the 1970s, the state of Texas condemned this building as a jail, forcing the county to build a new one. The county refurbished this building in 1991 for office space. The upstairs remains unchanged.

Built in 1934, funded as a WPA government project during the Depression, as a replacement for the first county jail built in 1884, located on the same site. In the 1970s, the state of Texas condemned this building as a jail, forcing the county to build a new one. The county refurbished this building in 1991 for office space. The upstairs remains unchanged.

Interesting historical marker.

Interesting historical marker.

A log cabin post office (1901) from Hopewell, TX sits next to the museum.

A log cabin post office (1901) from Hopewell, TX sits next to the museum.

Courthouse gazebo that is made with rocks that have dinosaur foot prints in them.

Rock gazebo on the courthouse square.

This dinosaur track, along with a bunch of petrified wood in the wall of the Gazebo.

This dinosaur track, along with a bunch of petrified wood in the wall of the Gazebo.

Campbell Building from 1894-95

Campbell Building built about 1894.

Historical marker about the courthouse which was built in 1893.

Historical marker about the courthouse which was built in 1893.

Somervell county multi war memorial on the grounds of the Somervell County Courthouse.

Somervell county multi war memorial on the grounds of the Somervell County Courthouse.

1936 County Marker

1936 County Marker

Hand hewn-native stone structure, built 1896 by A. P. Humphreys, as saloon. Lodge hall upstairs hosted dances, socials, stage shows. Building that is now the Somervell County Heritage Center.

Hand hewn native stone structure, built 1896 by A. P. Humphreys, as a saloon. Lodge hall upstairs hosted dances, socials, stage shows. Building  is now the Somervell County Heritage Center.

We crossed a bridge over the Paluxy River.

We crossed a bridge over the Paluxy River.

Entrance to Heritage Park.

Entrance to Heritage Park.

Memorial for Rhett Butler in the park.

Memorial for Cpl. Rhett Butler in the park.

One of several old buildings in the park.

One of several old buildings in the park.

Walking path in the park.

Walking path in the park.

A log cabin in the park.

A log cabin in the park.

Nice rock house in the park.

Nice rock house in the park.

Glen hotel built in 1928 is now a B&B. Rumored to be haunted.

Glen hotel built in 1928 is now a B&B. Rumored to be haunted.

The former Snyder Sanitarium, a famous spa and health resort for 60 years, is also a B&B.

The former Snyder Sanitarium, a famous spa and health resort for 60 years, is also a B&B.

Nice tiger on a school building as we return to the start/finish at Brookshires.

Nice tiger on a school building as we return to the start/finish at Brookshires.

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I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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