Parker County Today July 2017 - Page 25

C One more reason to love your neighborhood... Wolters sprawled to take in the origi- nal town site of Rock Creek. The long-gone community we have been revisiting is by a few sources referred to as Rock Creek South β€” another Rock Creek (Rock Creek North) existed farther north on Rock Creek, also along the Parker- Palo Pinto county line. It was not mining, but proximity to the Fort Worth-Fort Belknap Military Road that caused this settlement to flourish. In Northwest Parker County, this mili- tary road roughly followed today’s Farm-to-Market Road 1885, crossing now-U.S. Highway 281 into Palo Pinto County and continuing on west along what is now State Highway 254 through Salesville towards Graford. A stage stop established on the Military Road in the 1880s drew settlers to the area where, roughly, Highway 1885 crosses Highway 281. Settlers founded Rock Creek Baptist Church (today called Rock Creek Road Baptist Church) in 1884 and Rock Creek Cemetery is one of the few extant reminders of this once-upon-a-time town. The earliest marked grave fixes the final resting place of one Bertie Ladd (1885- 1896). Rock Tank School was named for a nearby solid-rock pool. Stagecoaches, wagon trains, cattle drovers, soldiers and travelers kept Mr. Dave Lamkin busy as he owned the livery stable, blacksmith shop and hotel. As mentioned in the first install- ment of this series, this is the area where cattleman Marcus Dalton met ‘₯́‰±½½‘䁕Ήέ‘•Έ€Μΐ΄Πΐ™Υ΅₯Ήœ)%Ή‘₯…ΉΜΝΑΙ…Ήœ™Ι½΄‰•‘₯Ή„™…±±•Έ)½…¬ΡΙ•”…±½ΉœΡ‘”ΡΙ…₯°…Ή±…₯έ…ΝΡ”)ΡΌ…±Ρ½»ŠéΑ…ΙΡ丁Q‘•Ι”έ…́ΉΌ±½Ω”)₯Έ1½Ω₯ΉœY…±±•δ½ΈΡ‘…Ё‘…䰁9½ΨΈ€ΰ°(ΔΰάΐΈ)4)d) 4)5d) d) 5d)A•…”½˜5₯Ή)₯́©ΥΝЁ…Ι½ΥΉΡ‘”½ΙΉ•Θ),)=I%9(́555=IA!d(Θā1= Q%=9L) I=ML\)%Ή±Υ‘₯Ήœ€δΔЁ½Νѕȁ1…Ή”)]•…Ρ‘•Ι™½Ι°Q•α…Μ€άΨΐΰΨ)=Ή±₯Ή”M‘•‘Υ±₯ΉœθM½±₯Ν5…΅΅ΌΉ½΄π€ ΰΨΨ€€άΔάΈΘΤΤΔ+Šˆ•Ή•Ι…°!•…±Ρ‘…Ι”+Šˆ΅•Ι•Ήδ…Ή Ι₯Ρ₯…° …Ι”+Šˆ‘Ω…Ή•…ΉI½ΥΡ₯Ή”MΥɝ•Ιδ+Šˆ ½΅Α±•Ρ”%Έ΅!½ΥΝ”1…‰½Ι…Ρ½Ιδ+Šˆ‘Ω…Ή••ΉΡ…°AΙ½•‘ΥΙ•Μ+Šˆ1…͕ȁQ‘•Ι…ΑδƒŠˆU±ΡΙ…Ν½ΥΉƒŠˆΉ‘½Ν½Αδ)ΑΑ½₯ΉΡ΅•ΉΡ́…Ω…₯±…‰±”5½ΈΈ΅Ι€Έ€ΰθΜΑ…΄΄ΩΑ΄μM…ΠΈ€ΰθΜΑ…΄΄ΡΑ΄)ΘΈI…Ή‘δ1…Ή•Ι‘…ΉΜ)ΘΈ)•ΉΉ₯™•ΘA…ΙΝ±•δπΘΈA₯•Ρ•ΘMΡ••Ή­…΅ΐπΘΈ)•Ι€9½­•ΜπΘΈ•‰Ι„₯…θ)ΘΈ5…ΡΡ‘•ά9½±…Ή€΄•Ή•Ι…°…Ή‘Ω…Ή••ΉΡ₯ΝΡΙδ(ΜάΔ́½ΙЁ]½ΙΡ !έδΈ°!Υ‘Ν½Έ=…­Μ°Q`€άΨΐΰά(ΰΔά΄ΜΠΔ΄ΜΜΜāπέέάΉ$΄ΘΑ…Ή₯΅…±‘½ΝΑ₯Ρ…°Ή½΄+Š‰!…Ή‘‰½½¬½˜Q•α…́=Ή±₯Ή”+Š‰ ΥΉ­•Θ!₯±°I…Ή °A…Ι­•Θ ½ΥΉΡδ°)έ•‰Ν₯Ρ”+Š‰M₯•ΉΡ₯™₯Œ΅•Ι₯…Έ°Y½°Έ€ΔΐΘ°)ΥΉ”(Π°€ΔδΔΐ)½Ρ½Θ…ΉΝΡ…™˜½ΈΑΙ•΅₯Ν”€ΘЁ‘½ΥΊ‘…₯±δ)™½Θ΅•Ι•Ή₯•Μ…Ή Ι₯Ρ₯…° …Ι”Έ(ΘΜ