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MOUND TO ROBERTS

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MOUND TO ROBERTS
Doctor Labaddie?s journey to join Sam Houston?s army took him from Dunman?s Ferry on the San Jacinto - to Roberts - to the Mound, where he camped - to San Felipe. The year was 1836 and there was no Hockley then. If there had been a Hockley, it would be on high ground along a direct route between Roberts and the Mound. Note the old trail from Hockley running SW from Bell Street across a flat prairie towards the Mound. If we extrapolate the trail on to the northeast, we see it converging with Roberts Road near Roberts League. The Hockley townfolks surely had weekend outings or picnics on the Mound as the Hempstead folks did. And they could have made the trail, but if a trail existed and there is no reason to not travel line-of-sight, use the old trail. The Mound was visible from Hockley and all other directions across the flat prairie. And there is a spring just south of the Mound on high ground. This trail shows up again on the Mound map.
Posted on February 14, 2012 Full Size| Slideshow