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Rockwall, TX Volksmarch
05/08/2010

In 1851, as the first Anglo-American settlers moved to this area, they started to dig wells. During the digging, they found large underground rock walls that were initially believed to be manmade. Later study of the wall-like features by geologists and archaeologists found them to be jointed, natural sandstone dikes that had intruded Cretaceous marl.  The town was established April 17, 1854 and named after these natural rock walls.

Todays walk started at Rockwall's Harry Myers Park with it's small lake.


Bob and Helen at the walk start.







Barbara and Carol


Sherrie Logan and Dave Hooker



Emmaus Church.



1st Christian Church (1916)


Rockwall Community Playhouse


Decoration with 1916 on top of old building..


Side trip to visit an Art/Craft Fair


Lake Ray Hubbard (manmade)



Helen manning the checkpoint at the Starbucks.


Jim, Vincent, Henning and Max at Checkpont.


The Walk followed Route 66 at times.


Rockwall County Courthouse.


Farmers Market on Courthouse Square


Walk route follwed the interurban railbed. This playground equipment made to resemble one of the electric trains.

The Texas Interurban Railway Company ran trains along this railbed. The complete trip was a twenty-nine-mile run between Dallas and Terrell. It was in operation from 1923 to 1932.


Grape Arbor


Another view of the lake as we come back to finish.


Finish Table Volunteers.

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