Stonewall, TX – 08/19/2017

Walk registration for this event was at the LBJ State Park Visitor Center. First we followed a trail over to and through the Sauer-Beckman Living History Farm, then on over to the bison pasture, we looped back by the walk start and continued on the trail over to the two log cabins that make up the Danz Homestead. Both the Sauer-Beckman Farm and the Danz Homestead were purchased by the State of Texas in 1966 to make up the LBJ State Park.

Sign at the State Park entrance.

Robert and his wife (whose name I don’t know) were working the registration table.

Carlen and Joann were sitting there visiting with them.

A “You are Here” map of the State Park trails.

LBJ was a democrat, hence the donkey carving in the visitor’s center.

A neat mosaic portrait of LBJ in the exhibit hall.

Old mailboxes in the exhibit hall.

Statue of LBJ pointing to the Pedernales River.

Nature trail marker about the moss in the trees.

Longhorn didn’t even get up when we walked by. Look at him stick his tongue out at me!

A footbridge over the creek.

The creek doesn’t have much water in it right now.

Another nature trail marker with information about the creek critters.

Farther along we crossed the creek again on these nice large stepping stones.

Steps leading up and away from the creek.

Nifty way to keep the gate closed.

This Aermotor windmill is used to pump all the water for this Texas Dept. of Parks and Wildlife living history farm which portrays life on Texas-German farm in 1918.

Built new in 1915, this barn has stood the test of time.

Ewe and her lamb.

The outhouse.

Turkey and hens.

Anvil inside a workshop.

Carol and Ed

Having entered the farm by a back gate we left through the front gate.

Another “You are Here” map of the State Park.

Looking back at the houses on the Sauer-Beckman Farm.

We walked to the bison pasture, but this metal one is the only one we saw.

Walking back past the farm and its split rail fence.

Split rail fences have the rails stacked in an interlocking zig-zag fashion.

An old roster that kept crowing at us.

A pavilion with a timeline of events in the area.

Another footbridge.

One of the log cabins on the Detz Homestead.

The other log cabin.

The old well, covered for protection.

Heading back toward the start/finish we had views of the Pedernales River.

Low water dam on the river.

People at the finish.

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