This was a traditional event in historic Grand Saline hosted by the East Texas Trekkers. Traditional events have workers at the start/finish and checkpoints manned and offering water and candy. Walk registration was in front of the Salt Palace Museum.
Huge chunk of rock salt under pavilion near museum.
This historical marker details the life and times of Van Zandt County’s native-born son who went on to become a famous aviation pioneer and inventor before his untimely death with humorist Will Rogers at the age of 36 in 1935.
The Salt Palace originally built in 1936 and has been rebuilt several times since then to promote civic pride in the town’s giant salt mine. The Palace is built of salt and visitors often lick it to make sure.
Walk registration at the Salt Palace.
Display inside the museum.
Memorabilia of Morton Salt.
Small crystal chunk of rock salt.
First United Methodist Church
Just a nice old house.
Old school gym.
Ultra modern new school.
Mule came over to visit.
Stained glass window in the Catholic Church.
Looks like an old saloon.
This caboose was used on the TX short line railway that ran between Grand Saline and Alba. It was used by the salt mines in Grand Saline and the coal mines near Alba.
Pretty white octagon wooden gazebo in the park.
Train wind vane sets on top of the gazebo.
The historic train depot that was built in 1923. The depot originally sat along the Texas and Pacific Railroad line.
Art Deco brickwork decorates the building and spells out the name on the front.
We detoured from the walk route to visit the car show that was being held in conjunction with the Buzzard Festival.
After looking at the cars we headed in to finish the walk and get our record books stamped.
Bonnie working the finish table stamping record books.