Monthly Archives: February 2012
If you happen to find yourself in Marathon, Texas, and if you’ve got a bit of time on your hands while you’re there, you might enjoy checking out the Gage Gardens; it’s a bit of an oasis in the desert, and it’s where I found this fountain.
The back of the Baker Hotel is just as run down as the front.
It used to be a glorious place, famous far and wide for the healing waters, but those days are long gone. Or, as the song “Mineral Wells” says:
There’d be no healing return to the past;
the fountain of youth had dried up.
- Tom Russell
Mineral Wells, Texas