Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

October 1, 2013

Jack Co. driving tour offers glimpse into area history

Mineral Wells Index

— From staff reports

The Jack County Historical Commission will sponsor its second annual Historical Driving Tour on Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and organizers believe it will be a worthwhile and fun event for all who are interested in Texas history.

Jack County has a colorful past and seeing these sites in person will make history come alive. There are six main sites on this self-paced driving tour, but many other sites to see along the way.

A member of the Jack County Historical Commission will greet “tourists” at each site. The tour will include several of the more infamous Native-American raid locations, including the Cambern-Mason Indian Massacre and the Lost Valley Fight.

Other locations on the tour include a frontier burial site, a panoramic view of the Lost Valley area, a frontier fort and the birthplace of Texas 4-H.

Participants will be given an audio CD detailing the stories of the additional sites as well as a map and driving directions.

Tickets are $10 per adult and $2 for children ages 6-15. Tickets will be available prior to and the day of the tour at the Jack County Museum, Jacksboro Chamber of Commerce and Fort Richardson State Park, Historic Site and Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway.