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Waco in McLennan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Lindsey Hollow

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Lindsey Hollow Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 5, 2022
1. Lindsey Hollow Marker
Inscription.  Upstream from Proctor Springs sits Lindsey Hollow, which features a soaring canopy of trees along Wilson Creek with hills covered in dense vegetation.

Like Proctor Springs, Lindsey Hollow existed before Cameron Park came to life in 1910. The hollow is the site of one of the park's longest lasting legends.

According to the legend, early settlers along the Brazos River captured a pair of cattle-thieving brothers with the last name of Lindsey. In the midst of the dispute, the settlers shot the brothers, and one was said to be buried in a shallow grave along the creek.

The legend states the grave was too small, and since that time, Lindsey's spirit has wandered the hollow.

Despite the legend, the creekside has remained a popular place to relax for more than 100 years. Many people explored the area while visiting nearby areas such as the Clubhouse and Proctor Springs. In the 1960s, the city built a small picnic shelter and several nature trails were carved through the woods.

Recently, the disc golf course expanded into Lindsey Hollow, creating soft-surface trails and a renewed sense of appreciation
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Historic postcards such as this one of Lindsey Hollow provided colorful and scenic snapshots of Cameron Park in the early years. Created in 1927, this card shows a horse-drawn carriage crossing the wooden bridge above Wilson Creek. Park roads were originally maintained by mule-drawn wagons and workers that watered the dirt roads to cut down on dust. The postcards were mailed around the nation, helping boost Cameron Park's reputation as one of the most beautiful parks in Texas.
 
Erected by Cameron Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 31° 34.43′ N, 97° 8.928′ W. Marker is in Waco, Texas, in McLennan County. Marker is on North Park Avenue, 0.1 miles east of North 4th Street, in the median. The marker is located at the parking lot for Proctor Springs. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waco TX 76708, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Proctor Springs (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Proctor Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Redwood Shelter (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jacob's Ladder (approx. ¼ mile
The Lindsey Hollow Marker is the top left marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 5, 2022
2. The Lindsey Hollow Marker is the top left marker
away); The Clubhouse, Miss Nellie's & Anniversary Park (approx. ¼ mile away); William Cameron Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Methodist Home (approx. half a mile away); Mount Zion United Methodist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waco.
 
The Lindsey Hollow Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 5, 2022
3. The Lindsey Hollow Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 11, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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