Fort Worth's Winter Getaway to Greystone Castle & W. K. Gordon Museum

Fort Worth's Winter Getaway to Greystone Castle & W. K. Gordon Museum

Fort Worth
Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 9:00am
Mingus
Texas

Twenty-five members in fourteen cars attended our first event of the year, despite cold weather and snow the previous evening.  We enjoyed a very nice drive on scenic, twisty and hilly roads.  

The Greystone Castle is a unique structure, turrets and all, located on 6500 acres of ranchland and hunting grounds.  It sits on a hill and offers a majestic view of the surrounding area.   Many of us climbed the stairs to the turrets and walls and enjoyed the scenery below.  We had a delicious lunch at the castle’s main dining room, which we had all to ourselves. 

After lunch, we visited the W. K. Gordon Center's small but very interesting museum on the history of Thurber, which was an industrial town wholly owned by The Texas and Pacific Coal Company.  Now a ghost town, Thurber was a major brick and coal center in its heyday, attracting a population of 10,000 from eighteen nationalities.  After the museum visit, some of us went to a nearby park to see original Thurber buildings which are being preserved there.

 

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