Here it is! Finally! The swing set I drove down to look at after I’d spotted it on Google maps. To be honest, this shot’s probably not worth the build-up that I gave it here on the blog, but still, I saw what I came to see. Mostly. Google led me to believe there were three swings, but only two of them were there for my arrival. No word on what happened to that last one.
And you know how the grass under well-used swings always gets worn down to the dirt? None of that was going on here; it was dry, dead grass all the way across.
The school in Close City is about all that’s left of the town, which was intended to be a planned community of model homes and industry. It was, however, too far away from the center of the county to serve as the county seat and was abandoned in the early 1900s.
The school building is mostly boarded up now, but at one point, it was easy to get inside and wander around, either to spray-paint important messages on the walls (actual message: For a good time call me. Ask 4 Aimee.) or to take pictures. You can probably figure out what I did when I was inside…
Western Garza County, Texas