“Age is a clever thief. It takes a little from you each day, so you’re not aware of your loss until it’s irreversible.” From “Light of the World” by James Lee Burke
If it wasn’t for rain and fog, manning the man camp gate would be booooooring.
We are situated about 10 miles southwest of Yorktown exactly 5.8 miles west of Farm Rd 72.
For the GPS aficionados among us, the coordinates are N28 59.5943 W97 38.3126.
Yorktown is our nearest metro center with a population of 2,092. So what about Yorktown?
The town was founded by a Captain John York, a famous Indian fighter. He defeated General Cos (never heard of the guy) in 1835 at the Siege of Bexar. He died in 1848 in another battle with Indians. The guy just didn’t know when to quit.
Yorktown seems to be just another old frontier town in Texas. I like what it is today. Nice people and most of the amenities.
A great place to eat.
Vietnam memorial on the north side. Some idiot plowed into this at 80 mph several weeks ago. Fortunately, the damage was minor. Unfortunately, the idiot survived.
A few of the older homes in town.
The primary intersection looking south. Farm rd 72 and 119.
Yorktown does have one claim to fame. Harlan Block, one of the marines in the famous photo by Joe Rosenthal of the flag raising on Iwo Jima was born there.
He was killed the day after the picture was taken by a Japanese mortar. His last words were “they killed me”.
Recommended reading – “Flags of our Fathers” by James Bradley
“Secrecy is a vacuum and nothing fills a vacuum like paranoid speculation.” from World War Z by Max Brooks.