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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Heading for Texas

Got up early and had some breakfast. We have a longer drive today as we head for San Antonio, Texas. Saw an interesting Historical Marker and the first cactus.






























Used by emigrants and the Southern (Butterfield) Overland Mail, which linked St. Louis and San Francisco with a semi-weekly mail, 1858-1861. Headquarters in 1855 of Captain John Pope, supervisor of the drilling of the first deep well west of the 98th meridian. They struck water at 244 feet but sank to 1140 hoping to strike artesian flow. The well caved before its value could be determined. This $100,000 experiment pointed the way to deep well drilling in the Great Plains.



Had lunch at the local's restaurant of choice, Pepe's Cafe, in Ozona, Texas

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