We spent our first day outside of Cameron in surrounding Milam County. There are lots of countryside views and discoveries. We decided to find old bridges in Milam County and was surprised to find several old bypassed bridges and several refurbished bridges. Many in Cameron Texas and Milam County have not seen these bridges, so we have included photographs and information about them in this issue on Cameron. We covered more miles for this issue than any other previous issue. Besides Milam County, we went to San Antonio Texas for Benjamin Milam sites. Then we traveled to Waco Texas and Bryan College Station for Lawrence Sul Ross sites. While at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, we documented several other notable burial site markers and added them to this issue. Also we begin this issue with Monument Hill Park and the Monument Tomb. Research on Ewen Cameron, for whom Cameron Texas is named, led us to La Grange Texas. His story would only be complete by recounting the Dawson Massacre and Mier Expedition which resulted in the tomb on Monument Hill State Park. Cameron has many places and historical sites you should visit. We have tried to include most of them here, but other hidden gems are probably waiting to be found. The Dutchtowne Deli & Cafe came up from almost everyone we talked to about a place to eat. They were right! As others told us, “The bread pudding is to die for!” Also, Gino’s was recommended for great Italian food. Thanks to Randy Billingsley for permission to use his Green-Batte House photograph. The house was destroyed by a fire in 2006. Finally, thanks to Charles King for taking time to show us the Milam County 1895 Jail and giving us the history of the jail. Cameron Texas is waiting for you to visit!
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