Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Camp Hearne Diary - January 25, 2010

After months of waiting, the Camp Hearne Visitors' Center barrack is becoming a reality. Hicks Construction began work last week, but today's progress is very exciting...or at least exciting to those of us that have been working on this project for a long time.

The cement blocks were set last week. The floor joists were put inplace today and the barrack replica's 20'x100' footprint is finally on the ground.

It was fun to share the moment with Texas Historical Commission's military expert, William McWhorter who happened to be in town completing his WWII inventory in Robertson County. We visited the Depot on 9th Street and Hwy 6. I pointed out that the prisoners were marched down 9th Street to get to the camp from the railroad. Later, as he put it, we recreated history when we drove to the camp through town on 9th.