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    New letterbox: Catwoman ?, Caldwell, TX Placed by: Renegades Clues: The Letterboxing Renegades box. If you would like the clues to this box, please submit a
    Message 1 of 17 , Feb 28, 2012
      New letterbox: Catwoman
      ?, Caldwell, TX
      Placed by: Renegades
      Clues:
      The Letterboxing Renegades box.

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      New letterbox: Slice of Melon Luling, Caldwell, TX Placed by: Walksfar Clues: Luling holds an annual Watermelon Festival. They have two water towers painted
      Message 2 of 17 , Mar 30, 2014
        New letterbox: Slice of Melon
        Luling, Caldwell, TX
        Placed by: Walksfar
        Clues:
        Luling holds an annual Watermelon Festival. They have two water towers painted like melons, so I thought a slice of melon would be appropriate.

        The box is hidden in the crouch of a live oak tree which is about 4 feet up. The live oak is in the center of the parking lot. This is where the swimming pool is located so please come at a time when the pool isn't open to avoid detection. Please place tree leaves etc on top of the box to hide it.

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        New letterbox: Texas Corn Capital Martindale, Caldwell, TX Placed by: Baby Bear Clues: Status: Alive and Well Difficulty: Easy - 40 yards After WWII, 65% of
        Message 3 of 17 , Jan 2, 2015
          New letterbox: Texas Corn Capital
          Martindale, Caldwell, TX
          Placed by: Baby Bear
          Clues:
          Status: Alive and Well
          Difficulty: Easy - 40 yards

          After WWII, 65% of Texas hybrid corn seed was processed in Martindale, with more corn seed shipped from there than anywhere else in the world.

          Directions:
          From the Hwy 80 & FM 142 intersection, head toward San Marcos on Hwy 80. Turn right soon on FM 240 (cemetery sign) and go down this dirt road about a mile to Cemetery on the left. Pull in and park at back.

          To the Letterbox:
          Walk left to flat stone near fence for Bobby Burkson. Box is in front of middle area of tree next to this stone.

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        • lbox_announce
          New letterbox: Watermelon Thump Luling, Caldwell, TX Placed by: Silver Eagle Clues: Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 50 yards RT) Recommended Ink:
          Message 4 of 17 , Mar 9, 2015
            New letterbox: Watermelon Thump
            Luling, Caldwell, TX
            Placed by: Silver Eagle
            Clues:
            Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 50 yards RT)
            Recommended Ink: <font color=red><b>red</b></font> & <font color=green><b>green</b></font>
            Status: <font color=green><b>alive</b></font>
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            In 1954, a school principal named Hermon Allen proposed the idea of a celebration to promote the Luling watermelon market and honor the growers. It was named the Watermelon Thump and has been held the last full weekend in June ever since. There are many fun activities, including: contests for seed spitting and melon eating, a parade and fun run, and an award for the largest watermelon. It is held at Thump Pavilion in downtown Luling, but you can find this box at the nearby City Cemetery.

            <b>Directions:</b>
            From I10 go northwest on Hwy 183 about 3 miles and turn left into first entrance to Luling City Cemetery. Drive about 100 yards and park by Berry bench on the right.

            <b>Clues:</b>
            Walk left (opposite bench) 30 steps to large multi-trunk cedar behind left side of Hall stone. Letterbox is within trunks on left side under rocks and needles.
            <!--Watermelon Thump Minibox (03/05/15): Luling, TX - Caldwell County-->

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          • lbox_announce
            New letterbox: The Battle of Plum Creek Lockhart, Caldwell, TX Placed by: Baby Bear Clues: Difficulty: Easy, but if raining the road could be tough. Distance
            Message 5 of 17 , Mar 10, 2015
              New letterbox: The Battle of Plum Creek
              Lockhart, Caldwell, TX
              Placed by: Baby Bear
              Clues:
              Difficulty: Easy, but if raining the road could be tough.
              Distance to Letterbox: 50 yards

              Here is the history of the battle from Texas Online History, which took place close to this location:
              The battle of Plum Creek was an aftermath of the Council House Fight, in which many of the Comanche Indian chiefs, their women, and warriors were killed. In the summer of 1840 the Comanches swept down the Guadalupe valley, killing settlers, stealing horses, plundering, and burning settlements. After sacking Linnville in Calhoun County, they started a retreat. The Texans organized a volunteer army under Gen. Felix Huston, Col. Edward Burleson, Capt. Mathew Caldwell, and others and with Texas Rangers under Ben McCulloch overtook the Indians at Plum Creek in the vicinity of the present town of Lockhart on August 11, 1840. There a decisive defeat on the following day pushed the Comanches westward.

              Directions:
              From FM 713. Go south on Fox Lane. Turn right on Wells Road, and stay on as it curves left. Soon after you will see Wells Cemetery on edge of road on the right. Park on side of road.

              To the Letterbox:
              Enter the gate and go straight past mailbox and almost to the back fence. Find Tombstone for "Mary Forman". Go right about 6 steps, then right to grave with iron ore stones around it. Box is at foot of grave, on inside of rock outline, under 6 inch orangish rock, behind a white rock.

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              New letterbox: Dr. D. Port Smythe Lockhart, Caldwell, TX Placed by: Baby Bear Clues: Difficulty: Easy Distance to Letterbox: 100 yards Here is the history of
              Message 6 of 17 , Mar 11, 2015
                New letterbox: Dr. D. Port Smythe
                Lockhart, Caldwell, TX
                Placed by: Baby Bear
                Clues:
                Difficulty: Easy
                Distance to Letterbox: 100 yards

                Here is the history of Dr. Smythe for the Texas Online History:
                (1824-1889) Pioneer Lockhart physician, from Alabama. Studied medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Was Civil War surgeon, Texas Mounted Rifles and Cavalry, on Texas frontier and in Louisiana, Arkansas and Indian Territory. Typical of Texas Confederates, his letters home show concern for wife and children: contain instructions on teaching child to read, crops, plowing, animal care, fences, debt collection. Professor of chemistry, 1871, Galveston Medical college. A&M College physician, 1879-82. First to serve full time in any Texas college or university.

                Directions:
                Historical Marker is along Hwy 183, but could not find in location that was given. After hiding the box in location below, I believe I saw a roadside park farther down Hwy 183 that may have the marker. For box, use this. Traveling toward Lockhart on Hwy 183 (not toll road), after you pass FM 1185, start looking for turn to the right on Rolling Ridge Road. Turn right and follow it for about 4 miles until you reach Polonia Cemetery on your left. Park at gate.

                To the Letterbox:
                Enter gate and go to Historical Marker for Cemetery. Facing it, go behind and straight back past large cross with kneeling bench, to the back fence. Find the concrete block with iron topping. Box is behind that block under rock pile.

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                New letterbox: Rafael Rios #1 Stairtown, Caldwell, TX Placed by: Baby Bear Clues: Difficulty: Easy Distance to Letterbox: 20 yards History behind the
                Message 7 of 17 , Jul 29, 2015
                  New letterbox: Rafael Rios #1
                  Stairtown, Caldwell, TX
                  Placed by: Baby Bear
                  Clues:
                  Difficulty: Easy
                  Distance to Letterbox: 20 yards

                  History behind the letterbox is below. Could not find historical marker, but box is located along the oilfield.

                  Here is the history form the Historic Marker:
                  Discovery well of Luling Field, a major Texas oil area. Wildcatter E.B. Davis drilled on land owned by R. Rios. Well came in Aug. 10, 1922, after 3 dry holes had been drilled in same area. Magnolia (now Mobil) Oil Co. bought filed 1926. By 1969, production was 135,000,000 barrels. history from

                  Directions:
                  From Hwy 80 at Stairtown, go northwe3st on FM 671 for 1.3 miles. Turn left into entry drive and park next to pumper on the left. You should see sign on right for "Lebow-Meriweather Lease".

                  To the Letterbox:
                  Walk to the gate/cattle crossing. Go to the left corner. Box is below the round metal poles under a rock pile in corner. Be sure to cover it back up.

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                  New letterbox: Pendleton Rector Prairie Lea, Caldwell, TX Placed by: Baby Bear Clues: Difficulty: Easy Distance to Letterbox: 50 yards The history behind the
                  Message 8 of 17 , Jul 29, 2015
                    New letterbox: Pendleton Rector
                    Prairie Lea, Caldwell, TX
                    Placed by: Baby Bear
                    Clues:
                    Difficulty: Easy
                    Distance to Letterbox: 50 yards

                    The history behind the letterbox is below. It is located in Hopple Cemetery, the resting place of Pendleton Rector. Nice cemetery!

                    Here is the history from the Historical Marker:
                    He fought for Texas Independence at Velasco, the Siege of Bexar and San Jacinto. Erected by the State of Texas 1962

                    To the Letterbox:
                    From Hwy 80 in Prairie Lea, turn west on River St and go to end. Turn right on St Joseph St and go past river crossing and on to Red Bird Ln on right. Just past it is gravel entry road for Hopple Cemetery. Turn right and go to granite sign and flag pole and park.

                    To the Letterbox:
                    Walk along the fence on the right until first row of graves on the left. Go to them, and find Rector's in the corner. Continue down row of stones to "Thomas Merritt's" headstone. Look left at large cedar tree. Box is 6 foot up in center right of tree, under loose bark.

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                    New letterbox: Uhland Uhland, Caldwell, TX Placed by: Baby Bear Clues: Difficulty: Easy Distance to Letterbox: 50 yards This box is named for the town of
                    Message 9 of 17 , Sep 8, 2015
                      New letterbox: Uhland
                      Uhland, Caldwell, TX
                      Placed by: Baby Bear
                      Clues:
                      Difficulty: Easy
                      Distance to Letterbox: 50 yards

                      This box is named for the town of Uhland, a small little berg between San Marcos and Bastrop, and placed in the old Live Oak Cemetery. The town's history is as follows from the Texas Online History:

                      A wide green valley criss-crossed by Plum Creek forms the landscape for Uhland, which began its recorded history with German farmers who settled there in the late 1800s. Situated on the Hays-Caldwell County line, the community is divided by historic El Camino Real, the official trail between Mexico and Louisiana.

                      Originally called Live Oak at its founding in 1860, the community was renamed Uhland in 1900 when the first post office was established. Historians credit Louis Scheh, a German native who moved to the area in 1880 with naming the community for a German poet he admired, Ludwig Uhland (1787-1862). Scheh's son-in-law, Herman Seeliger, was the community's first postmaster.

                      Live Oak Cemetery, in the community's southeastern area and next to the present day St. Michael's Catholic Church, was created in the late 1800's. Willie Damerau, whose headstone records the date of his death as 1895, is believed to be the first or one of the first graves.

                      Church services first were held by the German settlers in one another's homes before the founding of the present St John United Church of Christ. The church was first organized in 1889, and the first pastor was the Rev C.F. Hofheinz. It is reported that Mrs. Valentine (Anna Wisian) Arnold spent many hours preparing for the organization of the congregation, riding in her buggy or walking from house to house to get people interested in joining her and her family in worship.

                      Directions:
                      From Hwy 21, go south on FM 2720. Turn left at stop sign on FM 304 and go to the Church on left. At far end, turn in near the tower and park on side of cemetery.

                      To the Letterbox:
                      Enter through side gate, then go left along the fence until reach headstone for "Eulalia Diaz". Go past that to multi-trunk tree. Box in middle under rock pile.

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                      New letterbox: Bethel Church McMahan, Caldwell, TX Placed by: Baby Bear Clues: Difficulty: Easy Distance to Letterbox: 1/4 mile (one way) Here is the history
                      Message 10 of 17 , Dec 4, 2015
                        New letterbox: Bethel Church
                        McMahan, Caldwell, TX
                        Placed by: Baby Bear
                        Clues:
                        Difficulty: Easy
                        Distance to Letterbox: 1/4 mile (one way)

                        Here is the history of the church, and the box is in cemetery next to it. I met the 2 caretakers of the cemetery while there, and they do a great job keeping this cemetery up!

                        The early history of Bethel Church, and the people who went into the constitution of it, is mostly about the family of one man, Jeremiah Jeffrey, who never reached Texas, but died enroute.
                        In the year of 1819, a church was constituted in the home of Jeremiah Jeffrey, 8 or 9 miles northwest of the town of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. They named this church, Bethel. John Fleming and wife were charter members of this church and later were charter members of this Bethel Church at McMahan. Elder Thomas Baines was one of the Elders in the constitution of The Bethel Church in Alabama. He was the great grand- father of the late Pres. Lyndon Baines Johnson. Richard Cole, who married the daughter of Jeremiah Jeffrey, joined Bethel Church in Alabama and was baptized by Elder Thomas Baines. He and his wife were charter members of this Bethel Church.

                        The Jeffreys and Coles moved to Tippah County, Miss., about 1842, and Richard Cole and his wife put their letters in a Primitive Baptist Church named Hopzibah, and were members of that church until they left for Texas. Richard Cole, in his writings, said "The first sermon I heard preached in Caldwell County, Texas, was by Elder R. W. Ellis in the log cabin on high ground just east of Plum Creek, some 20 or 30 steps north of the Lockhart and La Grange road, near where the iron bridge now spans the creek. The road has not been changed at that place from then till now, and I think the Plum Creek Church at that time held her monthly meetings in the log cabin above mentioned. The above-named meeting at which I hear Elder Ellis was in the early part of 1852. The Plum Creek Church, at that time, had several members living on Tinneys Creek, and when I and other Baptists, holding letters of dismissal, moved to Texas and stopped there, the Plum Creek members on Tinneys Creek drew their letters from the Plum Creek Church and to- gether with myself and wife, Sarah; John B. Jeffrey and wife, Elender; Robert McFeron and wife, Sarah; James Jeffrey and wife, Mary Ann; John M. Fleming and wife, Abigail; on Sat. before the 3rd Sunday in June 1852, were constituted "Bethel Church" in the residence of John M. Fleming.
                        Bethel Church at McMahan, Tx., was constituted on Sat. June 19, 1852... Those of that faith and order, at that time were called Predestinarian Baptist. Elder George Daniels and Elder R. W. Ellis, from Plum Creek Church, were the ordained Elders composing The Presbytery that consti- tuted Bethel Church. On Sat. before the 3rd Sunday in July, 1852, The Church chose Elders George Daniels and R. W. Ellis to serve jointly as Pastors. Other Elders to serve The Church as Pastors have been: J. M. Baker; W. S. Smith; Abel Baker; J. W. Shook; J. W. Baker; A. A. Culpepper; Richard Cole III; J. S. Newman; G. W. Cox; M. T. Baker; W. F. Baker; E. P. McNeil; Armo Paine; W. H. Richards; E. L. Griffin; S. A. Nite; James Henthron; then W. R. Daniels, Jr, and Hulan Bass, since Sept. 1988, till Feb. 2007. Elder Sonny Huckaby since Feb. 2007 till now.

                        During the past 142 years, The Bethel Church has ordained ten ministers, namely: Elders Abel Baker; J. W. Shook; J. W. Baker; G. W. White; A. A. Culpepper; Richard Cole III; G. W. Cox; M. T. Baker; J. G. Fowler; W. R. Daniels, Jr; and Mark Richards.

                        The first member to join Bethel Church on an experience of Grace and Baptism was George W. Cole, in 1857.

                        During the past 148 years, Bethel Church has had 8 different places of worship. In 1852, it was constituted in the home of John M. Fleming, some 500 yards south of the present location. The 2nd Church House was on the George Tucker place, now owned by D. T. Thomas, about 1 1/2 miles south of the present Church location. It burned down and another house (the 3rd) was built on the same site. The 4th House was built on the Oliver Bishop place, now known as the Foster White place, presently owned by Jesse Williams.

                        In 1889, the "Association Issue" was agitated to the division of The Church. "Upper Bethel" built a house on the Med Jeffry place, north of McMahan - about 2 1/2 miles. "Lower Bethel" built a house east of McMahan, about 1 mile beyond the Walter Long place.

                        In 1901, after both factions had been reunited, they built a wooden building on the present site. In 1952, the wooden building was moved and converted into a lunch room, and the present tile building was built.

                        Bethel Church was constituted on Sat. before the 3rd Sunday in June, 1852, and has had a meeting on that Sat. and Sunday from then until now. At one time, there were three factions of Primitive Baptists using the same house, and the 3rd Sunday has always been one of the Sundays used, with the Sat. before.

                        During these 124 years, the World has undergone many changes, with many new ideas and lots of man's inventions; yet The Bethel Church still stands for the same Bible Principles on which The Church was constituted by our forefathers. This Church, like others, has had her share of troubles and trials, but the Good Lord has seen fit to bless her with faithful men and women to stand by and defend her.

                        The Cemetery that sets beside The Bethel Church was started in 1847, with the burial of a young Ellison girl, a descendant of the Jeffrey family. The land was given by John M. Fleming for a Cemetery.

                        Five of the charter members of Bethel Church, we know for sure, are buried in this Cemetery, together with Elder R. W. Ellis, the minister in the constitution.

                        There are 11 Primitive Baptist ministers buried there, namely: Elders Elders Abel Baker; J. W. Baker; M. T. Baker; C. P. Galloway; R. W. Ellis; G. W. White; Richard Cole III; W. Y. Haire; J. G. Fowler; Jesse Bass and S. N. Nite. along with many Deacons and Church Members.

                        The State of Texas has erected an "Historical Marker" at The Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, in 1987.

                        Directions:
                        From Lockhart, go east on Hwy 20. Turn right on FM 713. Church will be on the right before McMahan. Park near church and roadway into cemetery, or you can turn down road before church on right and park at back area of cemetery which is closer to box.

                        To letterbox:
                        Enter gate and walk down roadway. Go right and head a little left to chain fence with Historical Marker and white covered area outside. Walk left along fence to stone for Thomas. Box is behind it at base of the cedar tree on left side.




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                        New letterbox: Hangman Game 121 Lockhart, Caldwell, TX Placed by: Silver Eagle Clues: *** Part of my
                        Message 11 of 17 , Jan 30
                          New letterbox: Hangman Game 121
                          Lockhart, Caldwell, TX
                          Placed by: Silver Eagle
                          Clues:
                          *** Part of my <a href="http://sileagle.webs.com/games.htm"target="_blank"><b>Games Series</b></a> ***
                          Terrain Difficulty: Easy (slight slope, 1 mile RT)
                          Recommended Ink: <font color=orange><b>orange</b></font> & <font color=black><b>black</b></font>
                          Status: <font color=green><b>alive</b></font>
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                          Hangman is a game where one player thinks of a word and the other tries to guess it by suggesting letters. If the guessing player suggests a letter which occurs in the word, the other player writes it in all its correct positions. If the suggested letter does not occur in the word, the other player draws one element of the hangman diagram. The game is over when the guessing player completes the word, or the other player completes the hangman diagram. I have created a game for you to play and you must guess the word before 7 incorrect guesses to see the letterbox clues. Good luck!

                          This box can be found at: <a id="pname" href="http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lockhart"> </a>

                          <script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">var size=8;var wordin=new Array("B","A","R","B","E","C","U","E");var prevguessedcorrect=0;var guessedcorrect=0;var guessedwrong=0;function checkletter(lsel){for (i=1;i<=size;i++){if(lsel==wordin[i-1]){guessedcorrect=guessedcorrect+1;switch (i){case 1:document.form1.wordout1.value=lsel;break;case 2:document.form1.wordout2.value=lsel;break;case 3:document.form1.wordout3.value=lsel;break;case 4:document.form1.wordout4.value=lsel;break;case 5:document.form1.wordout5.value=lsel;break;case 6:document.form1.wordout6.value=lsel;break;case 7:document.form1.wordout7.value=lsel;break;case 8:document.form1.wordout8.value=lsel;}if(guessedcorrect==size)win();}}if(prevguessedcorrect==guessedcorrect)drawman();else prevguessedcorrect=guessedcorrect;return;}function drawman(){guessedwrong=guessedwrong+1;switch (guessedwrong){case 1:man="<b style='position:relative;top:-116px;left:553px;font-size:32px;'>O</b>";break;case 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                          New letterbox: Lockhart Vocational School Lockhart, Caldwell, TX Placed by: Baby Bear Clues: Distance to Letterbox: 25 yards Difficulty: Easy ***** Part of
                          Message 12 of 17 , Apr 27 7:43 AM
                            New letterbox: Lockhart Vocational School
                            Lockhart, Caldwell, TX
                            Placed by: Baby Bear
                            Clues:
                            Distance to Letterbox: 25 yards
                            Difficulty: Easy

                            ***** Part of the historic schools of Texas series *****

                            School is in bad shape now.

                            Here is the history of the school from the historical marker:
                            According to local tradition, materials salvaged from Ross Institute, a former school for Lockhart's Caucasian children, were used in 1923 to build this school for African American students. The Rosenwald Foundation of Chicago, which funded many African American schools in the South in the early 20th century, provided the design and part of the construction cost. The school district and local African American citizens raised the majority of the funds for its completion. Previously, African American children attended classes scattered throughout town. Elementary-aged students learned at Sunset School, Mt. Salem Methodist Episcopal Church or the Masonic Lodge; high school students used a building on Live Oak Street that was also a funeral parlor and domino hall.

                            The two-story brick and stucco schoolhouse contained six classrooms, a principal's office and a large auditorium that also served as a social center for the neighborhood. Prominent brick and stucco pilasters on the unadorned main facade rise above the parapet. The east and west sides of the building have large banks of windows to maximize natural light. The lower level has a centrally located portico with double doors that divide the principal facade.

                            R.A. Atkinson was the first principal of the school, which received state accreditation in 1926. At the time two years of high school coursework were offered here, and students could attend the twelfth grade in Luling. In 1946, the facility changed its name to G.W. Carver High School. It closed in 1964 due to school integration, but the building was later used by the Head Start program.

                            Directions:
                            From Hwy 183 in Lockhart, take E. Market street going away from downtown. Cross Railroad tracks, then look to right for historical marker and building. Turn in right on drive and go past school and playground fence to where a grass road goes downward. Do not go down, but park here.

                            To the Letterbox:
                            Walk to the huge tree that is to the right of the grass road going down. On far side, box is at base under rocks.

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