Texas Highways, Volume 51 Number 10, October 2004 Page: 20
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VWiiisboro's Auton Irails Model A I-ord Clb sponsors a car rally and tour each October that attracts as many as 2t)0 Model A enthusiasts from several states.
Tour # 3 heads north from
Winnsboro on Texas 37
and circles through south-
western Franklin County.
Just before the 24-mile-
long tour turns onto FM 900 from Texas
37, a refreshing surprise awaits at a road-
side park developed in the 1930s by the
state highway department. There, arte-
sian spring water pours from a pipe set in
rock. Though the water is not officially
approved for drinking, locals bring plas-
tic jugs here and tank up for home use.
The site features stone picnic tables, rock
walls, and an abandoned "wishing well"
that once held goldfish.
Tour #3 follows FM 115 across the
westernmost reach of 3,400-acre Lake
Cypress Springs (near Cypress Creek
Country Club, which has a nine-hole
golf course open to the public). FM
115 continues through the community
of Scroggins, which grew up in the
mid-1800s around a sawmill operated
by Milt Scroggins. Grab a cold-cut sand-
wich and drink at the old-fashioned
Scroggins General Store. Or-after
a turn from 115 onto Texas 11-grab
a hot sliced-beef sandwich and po-
tato salad at Down Home Barbecue.
eatery is across
Texas 11 from
C h a I y b e a t eSp i g , in
pointed by a
er. Named for
the high iron
content of a
spring, it was a r
the 1880s with a iV V.mburW a iu
two-story hotel quilt they made to honor
and health spa, where visitors drank
and bathed in the chalybeate water.
The resort lasted a decade or so, then
the village-which once had churches,
stores, and a post office-became a
iisL United Methonist (iuRiLV. u,) 5i i
their hometown's sesquicentennial.
20 TEXAS HIGHWAYS October 2004
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