Glen Rose 5/14/2020

Predictions of heavy rain over the weekend prompted us to hit the road in the middle of the week…  gotta love being retired!  Glen Rose is the county seat of Somervell County.

Walk started at the Brookshires Grocery.  We walked past the high school stadium.


Old Somervell County Jail was built by the WPA.

Museum was closed.

Outside display of a dinosaur track.

Old Hopewell Post Office building at the museum.

Coneflowers in the garden in front of the old post office.

Former Ice House

Former Knights of Pythias building was later a bank, now appears vacant.

Coca Cola ghost sign.

Paluxy River

Walking companions at the entrance to Heritage Park.

Captain Farr Home preserved in Heritage Park.

Wheeler-Epps-McMahon Cabin in the park.

Lanham Mill Community School – one room country school.

Another display in the park – no marker.

Start of the walking path along the Paluxy River.

Barnard Family sculpture on the Somervell County court house lawn.

Veterans Memorial

Somervell County Court House

Gazebo made of petrified wood has a dinosaur track there behind the sign.

Fountain made of petrified wood.  Note drinking fountains at each end of the star.

Oleander Bush

Old hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Barnard’s Mill is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  It was undergoing renovations to make it into a B&B.

Cute tiger atop the elementary school building.

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