We are overdue a Wednesday Wanderings travel that is close to home, don’t you think? Well, how about Mason, Texas? I am rather smitten with Mason, and have been ever since my husband surprised me years ago with a day trip to see fields of yellow flowers. There were fields that were a sea of yellow like I had never seen before, or since.
Mason is a small Texas town on the edge of the Texas Hill Country, and is the county seat of Mason County. The current Courthouse was built of granite in 1909 and is the centerpiece of the square which was recognized by Texas Monthly as one of the best town squares in Texas.
Mason is also known as the “Gem of the Hill Country” because the largest blue topaz found in North America was discovered in Mason County.
Mason has many things to offer the traveler, but, I am going to go out on a limb here, and bet that most of us have a greater familiarity with the literary work of one of Mason’s residents, Fred Gipson, than we have for his hometown.Read More