Monday, November 21, 2011

Drought reveals history


BLUFFTON, Texas - Johnny C. Parks died two days before his first birthday more than a century ago. His grave slipped from sight along with the rest of the tiny town of Bluffton when Lake Buchanan was filled 55 years later.  Now, the cracked marble tombstone engraved with the date Oct. 15, 1882, which is normally covered by 20 to 30 feet of water, has been eerily exposed as a yearlong drought shrinks one of Texas' largest lakes.

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2 comments:

  1. Amazing photo. And as Texas burned, the governor prayed.

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  2. Saw this story a few nights ago.Interesting that somegraves were moved but not others.

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