Confederate Museum in a Water Tower - Columbus, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 29° 42.333 W 096° 32.423
14R E 737959 N 3288690
Quick Description: Built in 1883 with 400,000 bricks, the tower originally supported a big tank filled with water used to douse downtown fires.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2016 1:45:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMRXEV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
Views: 3

Long Description:
Roadside America

When Columbus got a water system, the tank was taken off the top of the tower and the town tried to blow up the tower with dynamite. Its three-foot-thick walls wouldn't budge.

Now looking like a wayward tower from a medieval castle, it was turned over to The United Daughters of the Confederacy, which used it as their meeting place.

In 1962 -- during the battle years of segregation - it officially became the Columbus Confederate Memorial Museum.

One exhibit of note: a three-barrel shotgun.

Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Weekday Hours: From: 10:00 AM To: 2:00 PM

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Weekend Hours: Not listed

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