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Continued from page 63 C One more reason to love your neighborhood... M Y CM MY The storyteller, identified only as Diana, leads the discussion, high- lighting books by local writers and documented tales of tragedy and comedy of Jefferson’s storied past. In addition, riders of the 40-minute trip through the woods, are encouraged to look for Bigfoot, or, as he is known here, “The Boggy Creek Monster,” the subject of a movie shot in the area. Following a trek back to our camp, we take our glass of wine from a spot overlooking the lake, watch the fireflies dance through the night and try to solve the mystery of poor Bessie’s untimely demise. The next morning, we get up early, enjoy a hearty, home-cooked breakfast and watch the sun rise over the gnarly cypress trees before pointing west. We took time to visit the historic Oakwood Cemetery to see the graves of “Diamond Bessie” Moore; Confederate Capt. Joseph Pratt, commander of the 10 th Texas Field Artillery; and outlaws Jesse Robinson and Bill Rose, who were CY CMY Peace of Mind is just around the corner K OFFERING 3D MAMMOGRAPHY 21 LOCATIONS ACROSS DFW Including 914 Foster Lane Weatherford, Texas 76086 Online Scheduling: | (866) 717.2551 Continued on page 77 809 S. MAIN ST • WEATHERFORD, TX • 76086 • 817-594-8388 73