I am lucky to be able to travel to Wimberley at least once or twice a month for a staging or destaging. What a truly beautiful little town. I love the woodsy town setting, the water crossings [ok, I do love them as I have not had to turn around yet to avoid high water], the herds of deer that welcome me into whichever neighborhood I am staging that day. There just isn’t much that I don’t like about Wimberley!
The area I work most in is the Pleasant Valley/Crazy Cross area. To get to this area I choose to take RM 12 & turn onto Jacobs Wells Road. At the end of the road is a T & this huge pole. I’m not sure what you would call it other than a tall pole with names up and down it. For lack of a better word, I call it a totem pole.
I can’t help but smile when I turn on Jacobs road cause I know at my turn, at the T, this pole is waiting for me. Yes, I’ve seen it a dozen plus times but it still intrigues me. One of these days, I would like to be able to just park and check out all the names on it. I can only assume that the names, some with arrows, are directing visitors to their homes. This picture taken on a very sunny day so it makes it a little harder to read the names or to give justice to how welcoming it makes you feel. First names, last names, family names run up and down the pole. I would love to know the history of this pole.
According to what I have found online, Wimberley [did you know it was originally Wimberleyville?] started as a trading post settlement in 1848 but I couldn’t find anything on this particular corner/pole. It did immediately make me think of the old westerns with the post at the fork of the road pointing which direction a particular town might be. Ok, maybe I watched to many of those as a child but…I wondered if this modern day pole was somehow put up as a more modern day version of those long ago?
When & if I find out how this pole was started, I will be sure to do an update on this writing. Until then….