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The cache is a medium sized pill bottle covered in black taper. As in most of west Texas, be leery of things that bite. We left a special coin there for the FTF. Email me to let me know you found it.
Originally named Strowbridge, Sanderson served as a division point for the Southern Pacific Railroad, and was eventually renamed in honor of Thomas P. Sanderson, an engineer who was in charge of building a roundhouse for the railroad at the town.
The railroad depot at Sanderson is vacant and in danger of being demolished by Union Pacific. One half-million dollars in Transportation Enhancement Act for the 21st Century grant money was awarded Terrell County in 2002 for complete restoration of the depot. It was to become a transportation museum and tourist destination, but this effort was defeated by incoming Terrell County Judge Leo C. Smith, Jr., and the grant money was returned to the Texas Department of Transportation. Many other interesting structures remain in Sanderson, including the Trost & Trost-designed Kerr Mercantile building, the Masonic Lodge, Sanderson High School and the Railroad Bunkhouse.
There is an exceptionally large deer population in the area, making it a destination for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts.
Sanderson is the location of the trailer park where Llewellyn Moss lives in the film No Country for Old Men.
The 2001 movie Dirt, also known as Dumber Than Dirt, was filmed in Sanderson.
On June 11, 1965 at approximately 6 a.m., Sanderson was devastated by a flash flood coming out of Sanderson Canyon as the result of a torrential downpour. Most of the residents were still sleeping and caught by surprise. There were accounts of heroism as Anglos and Hispanics worked together to save lives. Unfortunately, whole families were wiped out, and lives were changed forever. Years of segregation ended, as tragedy worked to bring the community together.
Sanderson attracts herpetologists, as it is the home of the much-sought-after grey-banded kingsnake (Lampropeltis alterna).
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum