Figured I need to post some kind of picture with this post so here it is. One of my neighbors stopped by and asked if I wanted to go check out an old abandoned house that had been flattened years ago. I figured why not so we went to it to pilfer around. One of the things was the old speedometer above as far as junk goes. I posted a picture on my web site to see if any of my members could tell me what it was for. Could be from an AC Cobra since this was the domain of those back in the 60s. I guess I'll see if one of my 4000+ members can identify it. The neighbor said he thinks the house got leveled in the same tornado that ripped the roof off of the old store on 118. Could be because something sure leveled it! BTW that was the only tornado in recorded history down here.
On the way back from the hike we stumbled across one of the old water pipe lines that were put in here back in the 40s to supply people with water down here. Supposedly they were trying to get people to settle down here so water was piped in all over the area. Evidently it wasn't a very successful venture. Never the less when the land was sold to the Terlingua Ranch they ripped up a lot of the old water lines when they graded the roads. What a waste because part of the line was exposed and still in usable condition. That sure could have solved the water problem for many down here!
And for the mysteries of why some rocks seem to be out of place here? Well according to my neighbor eons ago a volcano about 10 miles south west of here exploded and blew them up here. Makes a lot of sense now. That could also account for areas where the critters have been able to dig because of the rock being fractures underground. Perhaps large boulders dropped on those areas with something like the effect of a meteor???
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